Tesla begins to seek leadership talents and top positions in India: report

Tesla Inc has started recruiting for senior and senior positions in India, according to a person familiar with the matter, Bloomberg mentionned. It comes as Tesla confirms its intention to deploy its first fully electric car in India this year and has hired senior executives in the country for some of its operations in the country.

The electric vehicle maker is hiring a sales and marketing manager, as well as a human resources manager, the person said, asking not to be identified, according to the report. A Tesla fan club tweeted that the company had hired a senior legal advisor.

In May, the fan club also mentioned that the California-based company had chosen Prashanth R. Menon, who has worked at Tesla for four years, to oversee the company’s introduction into the Indian market.

Musk had tweeted that the company was in talks with several Indian states to open an office, showrooms, research and development center – and possibly a factory, according to the report.

Musk had tweeted that the company was in talks with several Indian states to open an office, showrooms, research and development center – and possibly a factory, according to the report.

In December 2020, Musk tweeted and confirmed Tesla’s plans for a foray into the country.

In January, Musk confirmed Tesla’s arrival in India. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said in February that the U.S. electric vehicle and clean energy company would set up its production unit here. Tesla has already registered its office in Bangalore.

The company has hired Nishant as the charge manager, who will lead the supercharging, destination charging and home charging activities for Tesla India. Previously, he was responsible for charging infrastructure and energy storage at Ather Energy, a local electric vehicle company.

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


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