CEO Carlos Ghosn keynotes Women's Forum Brazil this week
Renault-Nissan Alliance additionally represented at Sao Paulo event by
delegation of female managers from across the global organization
Increased hiring comes as Brazilian manufacturing footprint moves
SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO and
Chairman Carlos Ghosn will be a keynote speaker at Women's Forum
Brazil, a networking summit in Sao Paulo focused on gender equity.
Ghosn will discuss the unique opportunities for women as the auto
industry tries to meet surging demand in emerging markets and hire
thousands of new employees. Ghosn, who was born in Brazil and spent
part of his childhood in Rio de Janeiro, will also discuss the progress
of Renault and Nissan in hiring and promoting women in the Americas.
"Renault and Nissan are whole-heartedly committed to gender equity,"
Ghosn said. "We are seeing more and more women move through the
professional pipeline into leadership roles. But our industry needs to
accelerate the pace of change if we are to compete in the global
competition for talent."
Renault-Nissan is sending a 60-person delegation, including female
employees based in a wide variety of key management positions, to the
Women's Forum Brazil, June 17-18. The second annual Women's Forum
Brazil includes networking sessions and debates with public- and
private-sector leaders from throughout the region.
Together, stronger in Latin America's economic engine of growth
Renault and Nissan have dramatically increased visibility and
manufacturing operations in Brazil, the seventh largest economy in the
In March, Renault inaugurated a major extension of its Curitiba plant,
increasing annual production capacity from 280,000 to 380,000 vehicles.
Brazil is now Renault's second largest market after France, with
241,594 cars sold in 2012 and a domestic market share of 6.6%.
Next year, Nissan will launch operations at an all-new manufacturing
facility in Resende, in Rio de Janeiro. The factory will have the
capacity to produce 200,000 vehicles annually for sale in Brazil. The
factory will create nearly 4,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Nissan is a sponsor of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will
be held in Rio de Janeiro.
For the full press release, go to: http://www.media.blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/?p=4234
SOURCE: Renault-Nissan Alliance
For further information:
Adriana Costa - Press Relations, Renault Brazil
Alexandre Carvalho - Press Relations, Nissan Brazil