Renault's Carlos Ghosn has experienced the whole gamut of public emotion since stepping in to rescue Nissan in 1999. Vilified 18 months ago at the shareholders' meeting by one self-described "patriotic" shareholder, Mr Takashi Watanabe, for not bowing as he entered the room, accused of being an "occupying force", and personally described as the "destroyer", today he is ven-erated by the very same Japanese public.