Dec 28, 2018 - Energy & Environment

Tesla adds Oracle founder Larry Ellison to board of directors

Larry Ellison. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Larry Ellison, founder and chief technology officer of Oracle, has been brought on as a new board member for Tesla, the company announced on Friday.

The big picture: Tesla was required by a settlement made with the Securities and Exchange Commission to add two new independent directors. Ellison is "a big believer in Tesla's mission, having purchased 3 million shares earlier this year," the announcement says. The second independent director brought on board is Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, former Kellogg executive and head of HR at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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