Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and Larry Ellison To Join Tesla's Board
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Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and Larry Ellison To Join Tesla's Board

Tesla today announced it would add two new directors to its board—Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and Oracle founder, chairman, and CTO Larry Ellison—to fulfill a $20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“In conducting a widespread search over the last few months, we sought to add independent directors with skills that would complement the current board’s experience,”  said Tesla’s Board of Directors in a statement. “In Larry and Kathleen, we have added a preeminent entrepreneur and a human resources leader, both of whom have a passion for sustainable energy.”

Wilson-Thompson previously served as the head of global human resources at Kellog for nearly two decades before joining Walgreens. The executive also currently serves on the board of  two U.S.-based manufacturing companies.

Ellison, said to be a “big believer” in Tesla’s mission, previously purchased 3 million shares in the auto and energy company.

Elon Musk agreed to resign as chairman of Tesla and pay a $20 million fine in September over a tweet posted in August suggesting the CEO had secured funding to take over the company at $420 per share.

The new board members officially joined on December 27.