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Tesla names Elon Musk's friend and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison to board

The inclusion of Ellison puts one of the world's richest people with experience building a startup into a successful company on Tesla's board


Tesla Inc on Friday named Oracle Corp co-founder Larry Ellison, a shareholder and self-described close friend of Chief Executive Elon Musk, to its board to provide the independent oversight demanded by U S regulators after Musk tweeted about taking the electric carmaker private. The move is meant to usher Tesla past months of turbulence following Musk's Aug. 7 tweet that he was considering taking the company private and had secured funding. The fallout, which included the US Securities and Exchange Commission subsequently filing fraud charges against Musk for what it said ...

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First Published: Sat, December 29 2018. 05:50 IST