Carlos Ghosn uses time as fugitive to educate

A university business school in Lebanon is offering a chance to learn from the country’s most famous fugitive executive.

Carlos Ghosn, who schooled Japanese authorities with his daring escape from house arrest, last week unveiled a program to coach executives, offer technology training and encourage startups to create jobs. It’s being offered through the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, a private institution outside Beirut, in an effort to help the country’s collapsing economy.

“Obviously I am not interested in politics but I will dedicate time and effort into supporting Lebanon during this difficult period,” he told Reuters.

At a news conference to announce the program, he said: “This is about creating jobs, employment and entrepreneurs to allow society to take its role in the reconstruction of the country.”

Several international executives, including Jaguar Land Rover CEO Thierry Bolloré, have agreed to volunteer time to teach courses. Ghosn said he was approached

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