Veronica Wu quits as President of Tesla China

Article by Christian A., on December 15, 2014

Veronica Wu, president of Tesla China, is resigning from her post as Tesla Motors Inc.’s chief for the country, disclosed company official Richard Lan. Her resignation came just after nine months since replacing Kingston Chang in March. Prior to joining Tesla in December 2013, Wu was with Apple Inc.

To fill operational leadership vacuum in Chine, Tesla said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg that Tom Zhu has been appointed to assume the post. He currently leads Tesla’s charging network development in China. He joined Tesla in April and was a co-founder at Kaibo International.

Tesla said that it remains confident in the Chinese market and will continue to “focus on providing an amazing experience to all customers.” Wu’s stint as Tesla’s China came as the carmaker commenced deliveries of its Model S sedans in the country in April.

Tesla is now expecting to commence output in China within three to four years. Jochen Siebert, a managing director at JSC Automotive Consulting, remarked that Tesla considers China as one of its main drivers of growth, and “it might have been more difficult than they thought.”

He noted that Tesla needs to be successful in China as the country is one of the markets open to electric vehicles. Tesla operates nine stores and service centers in six cities in China and has partnered up with companies like China Unicom and Soho China Ltd. to build charging stations in the country.

Topics: china, tesla motors

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