guests greeted by guards in period costumes. Of musicians and dancers. A meal served by chef Alain Ducasse and a private tour of the castle of Versailles is closed by a fireworks display. This is the context in which took place, march 9, 2014, a birthday party hosted by Carlos Ghosn. A Youtube video, highlighted on Thursday by the Express , reveals behind-the-scenes of this sumptuous evening, which was attended by 160 people. We see the former leader of the Alliance surrounded by his guests who have come, officially, to celebrate the 15 years of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Except that the date of march 9, casts a disorder. It is indeed the birthday of Carlos Ghosn, born 9 march 1954, and not that of the Alliance, born on march 27, 1999. At no point in this video that lasts a little more than 8 minutes, there appears a logo of the automotive group, or an element that could confirm that he is indeed a professional day. The reception is more like a private party where we see the former leader to embrace its guests, these wandering in the alleys of the castle before settling in at the table for dinner. Carlos Ghosn seems to make a speech, but on the stand, there is no reference to the Alliance.RNBV in the viewfinder
The existence of this feast, the cost of which is estimated at more than € 600,000, was revealed last February. At the time, the entourage of Carlos Ghosn is trying to turn off the controversy in its nascent stages in ensuring that it was a professional event. The invitation cards, that the Figaro had been able to consult, were, indeed, mention of a feast organised "in honour" of the "partners who have supported the Alliance Renault-Nissan". "The invitation has been sent by Carlos Ghosn as CEO of Renault, to celebrate the 15 years of the Alliance. There was no birthday cake, and he gave a speech on "the Alliance", provided at the time the lawyer of the former leader, Jean-Yves Le Borgne. The latter indicated that Carlos Ghosn had organized a birthday party in private but the next day, and in a parisian restaurant, all financed from his own funds.
For the entourage of the former boss, the fact that the internal investigation conducted by Renault has not highlighted this anniversary shows that he is not surrounded by any suspicious. The audit conducted by the manufacturer on the other hand has raised doubts about the financing of the wedding organized in the same place two years later. Still, the birthday party of march 2014 has been paid by RNBV, the joint venture installed in the netherlands and responsible for managing the structure of the Alliance. An investigation has been launched to bring transparency on the functioning considered opaque for this structure. And it could lead to new revelations.
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Carlos Ghosn : up?where will l be?case ? - Look on Figaro LiveUpdated Date: 10 May 2019, 00:00