In 1999, Carlos Ghosn, then the executive vice president of French automaker Renault, arrived in Japan. His mission: save Nissan Motor. As CEO of the struggling company, he would lead a dramatic turnaround, cutting costs and revamping the brand's faded image. In 2005, Ghosn took the helm at Renault, too. Under his leadership, the Renault-Nissan Alliance -- an unprecedented Franco-Japanese carmaking partnership -- has become one of the biggest automotive groups in the world.
Ghosn keeps going. Last December, he became chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, a recent addition to the alliance. All this leaves little time for penning one's memoirs, but Ghosn found time to share his life story in this exclusive 30-part series for the Nikkei Asian Review.