Even as the CEO and largest shareholder of a company, you have to abide by its internal rules, and according to a report, Elon Musk may not have done so at Tesla. Bloomberg news agency reported Thursday that an internal investigation is currently underway against his close aide Omad Afshar because it is suspected that he initiated Tesla’s ordering of a special glass for private Musk purposes. Other employees have already been laid off as a result, and Tesla will probably part ways with Afshar as well.
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According to his LinkedIn profile, the biomedical engineer has been with Tesla since September 2017, where he started as a project manager in the CEO’s office. About a year later he became project director there, and for the period of July 2020 Afshar hired only a smiley face with a cowboy hat as a job description. On Twitter he describes himself with almost the same symbol and a @Tesla behind it. According to Bloomberg, he was responsible for building the Gigafactory in Texas and then its production.
He is said to have worked there this week, but that should be over soon, agency report Citing informed persons. Tesla intends to break away from Afshar. At present, the terms are being negotiated for this.
The reason for the internal investigation against him and others was to order a special glass. Musk’s confidant is said to have commissioned him and explained that the materials were needed for a secret project. But according to the report, there are doubts that the Tesla boss himself actually wanted the glass for personal use, given the global supply chain problems it is difficult to get around. It is being told that many other workers have also been sacked in this case.
The committee should review the transaction
Musk, Afshar and Tesla did not respond to questions about the investigation, Bloomberg continues. The report did not specify what kind of reputable material it was and the financial volume of the order. According to official Tesla documents, the company’s audit committee must approve related party transactions in certain circumstances where the value exceeds $120,000. The report does not address the question of whether the investigation could also have consequences for the CEO if the private purchase suspicion is confirmed.
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