Carlos Ghosn's story continues to fascinate spectators and supporters alike, and now the second-largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world has taken it to its international screen.
With its latest documentary "Fugitive CEO: The Carlos Ghosn Story", the Nissan CEO's escape from Japan looks like a scene straight out of an Investigation Discovery series.
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AND NOW, the Carlos Ghosn scandal has made it to its international screens.
The 1-hour documentary "Fugitive CEO: The Carlos Ghosn Story" looks into the Nissan CEO's financial scandal, and provides interesting and compelling facts that have not been shared about the case.
The case, ongoing since 2018, has hit international news streams hard since the news broke. Ghosn's case garnered new attention after his infamous "escape" from Japan in a private jet to Lebanon.
The description of the documentary reads: "Carlos Ghosn, high profile former Nissan CEO charged with financial crimes, fled Japan in a spectacular escape worthy of a Hollywood movie. CNBC explores the getaway, and the career, of this global business superstar."
It further elaborates: "He was a global business icon - Carlos Ghosn, the Brazilian-born giant of international commerce, who penetrated one of the most insular societies in the world: the Japanese auto industry. There, he took over a proud but flailing icon, Nissan, and rescued it from almost certain failure."
CNBC did not hold back in this documentary, intended to depict "how this man, so accustomed to the spotlight, the galas and the fortune…" ended up "in a box drilled with breathing holes, smuggled across international borders."
It concluded its brief by describing the "Carlos Ghosn’s getaway" as "one of the most fascinating business capers in modern history."
CNBC’s special "Fugitive CEO: The Carlos Ghosn Story" premiered on Monday, January 27th, 2020, and is not available to watch on the CNBC official Youtube channel. Here is the preview: