PALO ALTO, California — Tesla welcomed Billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison and former Kellogg executive Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to the company’s board of directors, in a letter featured on their website on Friday.
Larry Ellison owns 3 million shares in the company, according to the announcement.
Wilson-Thompson spent 17 years as an executive at the Kellogg Company, and currently serves as the executive vice president and global chief human resources officer of the Walgreens Boots Alliance, the holding company that sits above Walgreens.
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.
“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 of Directors.
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— Tesla (@Tesla) 28 december 2018