Indian-origin Vaibhav Taneja named as Tesla's CFO
Indian-origin Vaibhav Taneja named as Tesla's CFO

Vaibhav Taneja, an Indian-origin American, has been appointed as Tesla’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He has been serving as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) since 2017. Taneja is a certified public accountant and chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked with multinational companies in technology, finance, retail, and telecommunications.

Taneja’s appointment as CFO comes after Zachary Kirkhorn, Tesla’s previous CFO, stepped down from the role in May 2023. Kirkhorn had been with Tesla for four years and was credited with helping the company to become profitable.

Taneja is seen as a rising star in the financial industry. He is known for his strong analytical skills and his ability to build relationships with investors. He is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he was “very excited” to have Taneja as Tesla’s new CFO. He said that Taneja has “a deep understanding of Tesla’s business and the financial markets.” Musk also said that Taneja is “a great leader and a great person.”

Taneja’s appointment as CFO is a significant moment for Tesla. It is the first time that an Indian-origin person has held the position at the company. It is also a sign of Tesla’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.