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Tesla sacks its Singapore CEO after Elon Musk warned against job cuts

Tesla sacks its Singapore CEO after Elon Musk warned against job cuts

Christopher Bosseggs, Tesla’s country director in Singapore, said his role has been cancelled as part of the electric car maker’s global workforce reduction. Bousigues said he was responsible for launching the Model Y in Singapore.

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Tesla It fired its Singapore boss just over a week after electric car maker Elon Musk, the CEO of the electric car maker, warned of global job cuts.

Posted by Christopher Bossig LinkedIn On Sunday, his turn was “cancelled”.

Bousigues’ LinkedIn profile shows that he was the country manager for Singapore and worked for Tesla for just over a year.

He didn’t give a specific reason for his dismissal, but said this was related to job cuts that Tesla had already reported.

Bousigues and Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment when contacted by CNBC.

Earlier this month, Musk sent a Speech to employees Announcing plans to cut “the number of salaried employees by 10% as overstaffing in many areas”. Musk said he had a “very bad feeling” about the economy in a separate email to executives, Reuters mentioned.

Tesla employs nearly 100,000 people worldwide as of the end of 2021.

Bossigs said he was the first regional director in Southeast Asia and that in the past year, he and his team “built the company from the ground up.” The former Tesla employee highlighted some of his accomplishments including setting up two showrooms and one service center and launching a Tesla Model Y last week in Singapore.