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Longtime Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja announced his retirement from the company Wednesday during the company’s Q4 earnings call. Zach Kirkhorn, previously the company’s vice president of finance, will take over the role.
“I feel really good about Zach taking over. He’s proven his self over the years with many tough challenges he’s worked on,” Ahuja said.
Kirkhorn has a finance degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard. He has served in various finance roles at the company since 2010 – the days of the original Roadster.
Ahuja previously retired from the car maker in 2015, but returned when replacement Jason Wheeler left in 2017. While he’s again stepping away from the CFO position, Ahuja will remain an outside advisor to Tesla. Chief Executive Elon Musk said he hoped Ahuja would do so “for years to come.”