Honorary knighthood for Ghosn
24 October 2006

Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is to be given an honorary knighthood to reward his 'contribution to relations between the UK and Japan'.Ghosn, who is also president of Renault, will be appointed an Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire at a ceremony at the British Embassy in Tokyo early next year. He said, "This honour is dedicated to the hard work and achievements of our 5500 employees and 220 dealers that support the Nissan business in the UK. The ties between Nissan and the UK are deep and stretch back over 50 years. I am deeply honoured by this recognition from the United Kingdom."

Ghosn is the second Nissan employee to receive the honour - then-chairman Takashi Ishihara became a KBE in 1992. But as a foreign national, he won't be eligible to use the title 'Sir' - he'll have to settle for Carlos Ghosn KBE.

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