Renault-Nissan Champions Gender Equity as Pace of Hiring Accelerates in Brazil
SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 17, 2013
SAO PAULO, Brazil, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
oCEO Carlos Ghosn keynotes Women's Forum Brazil this week
oRenault-Nissan Alliance additionally represented at Sao Paulo event by
delegation of female managers from across the global organization
oIncreased hiring comes as Brazilian manufacturing footprint moves forward
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
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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
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 world.
In March, Renault inaugurated a major extension ofits 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:
Adriana Costa - Press Relations, Renault Brazil
Alexandre Carvalho - Press Relations, Nissan Brazil
SOURCE Renault-Nissan Alliance
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