Carlos Ghosn © AP

The scenes of devastation arising from the explosion in Beirut are shocking; as is the endemic corruption that is preventing the city and country reaching escape velocity and leaving the gravitational pull of its past (Report, August 6). Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who escaped to Beirut in December from Tokyo where he was facing trial over charges of financial misconduct, must be anxious. But I wonder whether he could still redeem his tarnished image by leading not just a car company but a country back to prosperity. For “the turnround king” this would be his finest feat of skill and determination and likely to be the only way to remedy his previous sins.

Tony Barcroft
Director, BTech Ventures
Chester, Ches, UK

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