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Meet The New Indian-Origin CFO Of Tesla : Vaibhav Taneja

Tesla, the renowned US-based electric car manufacturer, has appointed Vaibhav Taneja as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

| Published on August 9, 2023

Tesla, the renowned US-based electric car manufacturer, recently made headlines with the appointment of Vaibhav Taneja as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This move comes as Zachary Kirkhorn, the previous finance chief, stepped down from his position after 13 years of remarkable service.

This article delves into the background and professional journey of Vaibhav Taneja, shedding light on his education and notable achievements.

Who is Vaibhav Taneja

Meet The New Indian-Origin CFO Of Tesla : Vaibhav Taneja

Vaibhav Taneja, aged 45, is set to become Tesla’s new Chief Financial Officer while retaining his current position as Chief Accounting Officer. He completed his graduation from Delhi University in 1999. Taneja holds the designation of Certified Public Accountant and earned his Chartered Accountancy degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Delhi University, achieved between 1996 and 1999.

Professional Journey

Meet The New Indian-Origin CFO Of Tesla : Vaibhav Taneja

  • Vaibhav Taneja joined Tesla as the Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) in March 2019, showcasing his financial acumen and expertise.
  • Prior to his CAO role, Taneja served as the Corporate Controller at Tesla from May 2018.
  • His journey with Tesla began as the Assistant Corporate Controller in February 2017, where he showcased his exceptional financial leadership skills.
  • Before joining Tesla, Taneja held various finance and accounting roles at SolarCity Corporation, a renowned US-based solar panel developer acquired by Tesla in 2016.
  • Taneja boasts an illustrious career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked in both India and the US from July 1999 to March 2016, honing his financial insights and knowledge.

The Appointment as CFO

Taking the reins as the new CFO is Vaibhav Taneja, who will also continue his existing role as Chief Accounting Officer. This strategic move was announced in a regulatory filing by Tesla on Monday, showcasing the company’s commitment to seamless leadership transitions.

After a remarkable 13-year journey with the electric vehicle and solar panel giant, Tesla, Chief Financial Officer Zachary Kirkhorn is bidding farewell.

Having held the CFO position for the past four years, Kirkhorn has been a consistent presence during the company’s quarterly earnings conference calls. Tesla has confirmed that Kirkhorn will continue to be part of the team until the end of the year, ensuring a smooth transition.

In a reflective LinkedIn post, Kirkhorn expressed his deep connection with the company, stating, “Being a part of this company is a special experience and I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done together since I joined over 13 years ago.”

Also Read: Meet 12-Year-Old CEO Who Became A Millionaire And Retired On Her Birthday!

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