PARIS – Bridge players need memory, strategic thinking and a dash of boldness.
Those qualities are what the auto industry expects Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn, a bridge aficionado himself, to display February 9 when he unveils his three-year plan to invigorate the French automaker.
In some respects, the plan will be reminiscent of what Ghosn did in 1999, when as Nissan chief operating officer he set clear production and profitability targets.
Ghosn became Renault CEO nine months ago and has now completed his lengthy, in-depth study of the company.
Ghosns plan will be more than a management technique to motivate staff. After two previous such plans at Nissan, his February 9 announcement is building up to become a major event that will be closely watched by the entire global auto industry.
After months of dropped hints and long gatherings with staff, Renault employees expect a challenge, but feel they know what Ghosn expects of them.