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 Universit√© 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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CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties Carlos Lejnieks

Carlos Lejnieks is CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties (Newark, NJ) and is immediate-past Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NJ. Carlos took over an atrophied BBBS agency in 2008 and, within four years, went from serving approximately 100 youth to serving well over 1,100 annually. Each child is paired with a specially trained and supervised one-to-one volunteer adult mentor. Under his leadership, BBBS has received numerous awards from local and national entities including a formal recognition by President Obama. In 2016, he rang the Closing Bell at the Nasdaq in celebration of National Mentoring Month, and, in 2018, he rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of his 10th anniversary.

Prior to joining BBBS, Carlos was an administrator at North Star Academy,

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