Vaibhav Taneja succeeds Zachary Kirkhorn who stepped down because the chief monetary officer
TESLA’S Indian-origin accounting officer has been made the electrical carmaker’s chief finance officer.
Vaibhav Taneja succeeds Zachary Kirkhorn who stepped down from the place after 13 years of affiliation with the Austin-based firm headed by billionaire Elon Musk.
Kirkhorn, who had succeeded Indian-American Deepak Ahuja because the CFO in 2019, didn’t cite any motive for leaving his function however thanked Musk “for his management and optimism, which has impressed so many individuals”.
In a LinkedIn publish on Monday (7), Kirkhorn mentioned Tesla “introduced that I’ve stepped down from my function as Chief Monetary Officer, succeeded by our Chief Accounting Officer, Vaibhav Taneja.”
Taneja, a commerce graduate from Delhi College, joined the photo voltaic power firm SolarCity in 2016 the place he labored as vp and company controller for seven months. When it was acquired by Tesla in 2017, he labored for the mixing of the accounting groups of the 2 firms. In 2019, he was elevated to the function of chief accounting officer. He additionally turned the director of Tesla’s Indian arm in 2021.
Taneja, 45, has greater than 17 years of expertise working with multinational firms in know-how, retail and telecommunication, having labored for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 12 years.
The licensed public accountant was related to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India between 1997 and 2000.
Kirkhorn wrote, “As I shift my duties to help this transition, I wish to thank the proficient, passionate, and hard-working staff at Tesla, who’ve achieved issues many thought not potential.”