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Tesla begins scouting for talent in leadership, senior roles in India: Report

10:00 AM Jun 03, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Tesla Inc has begun recruiting for leadership and senior level roles in India, according to a person familiar with the matter, Bloomberg said. This comes as Tesla firms up its plans to roll out its first all-electric car in India this year, and has hired top executives in the country for some of its operations in the country.

The maker of electric vehicles is recruiting for head of sales and marketing, and a head of human resources, the person said, asking not to be identified, according to the report. A Tesla fan club tweeted the company had brought on board a senior legal counsel.

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In May, it also mentioned the California-based firm chosen Prashanth R. Menon, who has been with Tesla for four years, to oversee the company’s introduction into the Indian market.

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Musk had tweeted the firm was in talks with several Indian states to open an office, showrooms, a research and development center -- and possibly a factory, the report said.

Musk had tweeted the firm was in talks with several Indian states to open an office, showrooms, a research and development center -- and possibly a factory, the report said.

In December 2020, Musk had tweeted and confirmed about Tesla’s plans for foraying into the country.

In January, Musk confirmed Tesla's arrival in India. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa declared in February that the US-based electric vehicle and clean energy company will set up its production unit here. Tesla has already registered its office in Bengaluru.

The company has hired Nishant as Charging Manager who will head the supercharging, destination charging and home charging business for Tesla India. He was earlier head of Charging Infrastructure and Energy Storage at homegrown electric vehicle company Ather Energy.

Tesla India now has a Country HR Leader in Chithra Thomas who earlier worked at Walmart and Reliance Retail, IANS had said earlier.

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