Indian-Origin Vaibhav Taneja appointed Tesla’s Chief Financial Officer

Indian-origin Vaibhan Taneja has been selected as replacement for Zachary Kirkhorn as Chief Financial Officer, CFO, of Elon Musk’s car manufacturing company Tesla.
Following the resignation of Kirhorn, Tesla’s Master of Coin and finance leader for the last four years, Taneja, 45, was named CFO of the US-based electric car giant in addition to his present position as leader Accounting Officer (CAO).

A 13-year period of “tremendous expansion and growth” was characterized in the company filing as Kirkhorn’s time spent working for the Elon Musk-led American EV behemoth.

“Tesla acknowledges Mr. Kirkhorn’s valuable contributions. To ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Kirkhorn will continue to work for Tesla through the end of the year, the company said.

Vaibhav Taneja, our Chief Accounting Officer, will take over as CFO from Kirkhorn, Tesla stated this morning, according to Kirkhorn’s LinkedIn page.

“Working here has been a unique experience for me, and I’m really happy of the progress we’ve made since I started more than 13 years ago. I would like to thank Tesla’s bright, enthusiastic, and hard-working staff, who have accomplished things that many others believed (were) impossible, while I change my responsibilities to assist this transition. For his leadership and positivity, which have motivated so many people, I also want to thank Elon,” the speaker added.

Since May 2018, Taneja has held the positions of corporate controller and chief operating officer of Tesla. He worked at SolarCity Corporation, a US-based solar panel company, in different financial and accounting capacities starting in March 2016 and serving as the Assistant Corporate Controller between February 2017 and May 2018.

Vaibhav Taneja has served as Tesla’s CAO since March 2019.

Taneja was employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both India and the US between July 1999 and March 2016,