Carlos Ghosn, the -known business , said he will step down as Nissan's CEO from April. The Mr Ghosn will stay with Nissan as chairman. He will look after a that includes Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi. Ghosn said it was the right to step down. He added that after 16 as CEO of Nissan, he could bring else to the company. He said: "Nissan is , financially healthy, with a clear ."
Ghosn joined Nissan as Chief Operating Officer in 1999. He became in 2001. He made Nissan profitable by making new cars and . His cost cutting got him the "The Cost Killer". Fortune named him as Asia Businessman of the Year in 2002. The magazine also said he was of the 10 most powerful business outside the USA. He became a in Japan, where his story is a comic book.