According to the evening news of September 13, Beijing time, Tesla has lost 41 executives this year and 58 in the past 12 months, according to Jim Chanos, a critic of Tesla.
On Friday, hours after Tesla CEO Elon Musk had smoked marijuana on live television, Tesla reported the departure of two C-level executives. The news eventually led Tesla's share price to tumbled 10% on that day.
Tesla said in an 8K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday that Dave Morton, the company's chief accountant, had resigned, only a month before Morton took office. Later, Bloomberg reported that Gaby Toledano, Tesla's chief personnel officer, would also leave.
Tesla has lost 41 executives this year and 58 in the past 12 months, according to Tesla critic Chanos. In June this year, Tesla laid off 9%. That month, 13 executives left.
Among the top executives who left Tesla this year were Jon McNeill, president of global sales and services, Lyft COO, Eric Branderiz, chief accountant, and Susan Repo, financial director and vice president of finance. Topia CFO, Jim Keller, vice president of autopilotots, and Matthew Schwall, director of field performance engineering.
Goldman Sachs reported earlier this month that Tesla's sales of electric vehicles would be challenged by increasingly competitive markets. To this end, Goldman Sachs Tesla stock "sell" rating, the target price of $210.
David Tamberrino, an analyst at Goldman Sachs, said large traditional car makers such as Audi, BMW, Jaguar and Porsche would launch a large number of electric vehicles over the next few years. For this reason, he is not optimistic about Tesla's future prospects. (Li Ming)
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