Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO and Product ArchitectMr. Elon Musk is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Motors, Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2008 and as Chairman of our Board of Directors since April 2004. Mr. Musk has also served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of Space Exploration Technologies Corporationrationration, a company which is developing and launching advanced rockets for satellite and eventually human transportation, since May 2002, and served as Chairman of the Board of SolarCity Corporationrationration, a solar installation company, from July 2006 until its acquisition by us in November 2016. Since December 2015, Mr. Musk has also been a cochair of OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company. Prior to Space Exploration Technologies Corporationrationration, Mr. Musk cofounded PayPal, an electronic payment system, which was acquired by eBay in October 2002, and Zip2 Corporationrationration, a provider of Internet enterprise software and services, which was acquired by Compaq in March 1999
Age: 44 Chairman Since 2008Musk holds a B.A. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Musk possesses specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors, including the perspective and experience he brings as our Chief Executive Officer, one of our founders and our largest stockholder, which brings historic knowledge, operational expertise and continuity to our Board of Directors.