Carlos Ghosn Is Starting A Top Business Program At USEK

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– yes, the same Ghosn who jumped bail , after being arrested over charges of alleged financial misconduct – is starting a training program at one of ’s top-ranked universities, the Université Saint-Esprit Kaslik (USEK).

Whatever has been said about , the truth remains that the man is a business mastermind. He was long celebrated for his achievements in the automotive industry – before all the drama.

Residing in , Ghosn is giving back to his crisis-hit country by offering his knowledge and expertise to help struggling companies.

“This is about creating jobs, employment, and entrepreneurs to allow society to take its role in the reconstruction of the country,” he said in a press conference.

AP Photo/Hussein Malla

This comes less than two months after a massive chemical explosion shook the capital city and its port and surrounding neighborhoods to shreds.

“Today, if there is one specific thing that needs, it’s creating jobs,” he said.

In collaboration with USEK, ’s program will come in three parts:

  1. Top executive management program
  2. Training centered on new technology
  3. Incubator for start-ups

International executives, such as Jaguar and Land Rover chief executive Thierry Bollore, former Goldman Sachs vice-chairman Ken Curtis, and venture capitalist Raymond Debbane, have also agreed to join Ghosn and give pro bono courses.

Finally, Ghosn called on the Lebanese diaspora to offer support to not with money but rather with their time and expertise, highlighting that this is one of ’s “richest resources” existing outside of the country.


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