Tesla Names Oracle Founder Ellison, Walgreens' Wilson-Thompson To Board

Tesla (TSLA ) announced that Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson have joined its board of directors. Each joined the board as an independent director, effective December 27, 2018, the company said in a statement.

"The board, led by its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, conducted a thorough, expansive process in searching for its new independent directors, considering candidates with a wide range of skill sets from across the globe who also hold a strong personal belief in Tesla's mission of accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy," said Tesla.

"In conducting a widespread search over the last few months, we sought to add independent directors with skills that would complement the current board's experience. In Larry and Kathleen, we have added a preeminent entrepreneur and a human resources leader, both of whom have a passion for sustainable energy," said Tesla's board in today's statement.

"As Executive Chairman, Chief Technology Officer and founder of Oracle (ORCL), Larry's background as an entrepreneur and philanthropist needs no introduction. Larry is also a big believer in Tesla's mission, having purchased 3 million shares earlier this year," the statement reads.

After spending 17 years at Kellogg (K), and now serving as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Wilson-Thompson "brings a passion for building and promoting great workplaces," Tesla noted. 

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