Carlos Ghosn

THE ONLY EXECUTIVE to head two Fortune 500 companies, Ghosn shot to fame in the 1990s for his miraculous turnaround of ailing carmaker Nissan, taking the Japanese firm from a $6 billion loss to a $2.7 billion profit in just one year. Nicknamed “Mr. Fix It”, he runs both Nissan and Paris-based Renault, travelling 300,000 miles a year to lead the $143 billion behemoth, the world’s fourth-largest carmaker. The dual-CEO has now set a target to make Renault/Nissan one of the top three global automakers, and invested ambitiously in electric cars.