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Tesla is looking for a manager to handle Elon Musk


What Tesla shareholders want is someone who can put Tesla on the path to profitability and also manage Elon Musk. — Reuters

What Tesla shareholders want is someone who can put Tesla on the path to profitability and also manage Elon Musk. — Reuters

Wanted: A seasoned executive with a steady hand, a passion for electric cars and the mettle to rein in a CEO with itchy Twitter fingers.

That’s pretty much the job posting Tesla Inc agreed to as part of the settlement nine days ago with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which requires the company to appoint an independent chairman to replace Elon Musk and add two directors to the board. Names being floated as candidates for the chairmanship have ranged from former Vice President Al Gore to one-time CEOS including Jim McNerney of Boeing Co and Alan Mulally of Ford Motor Co.

   

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