Tesla fires Singapore country manager after Elon Musk warns of job cuts

Christopher Bousigues, the Singapore country supervisor from Tesla, claimed that his part has been slash as element of a world reduction in the electric powered carmaker’s workforce. Bousigues claimed he was liable for launching the Design Y in Singapore.

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Tesla has laid off its Singapore region supervisor just in excess of a week right after the electric carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk warned of world occupation cuts.

Christopher Bousigues posted on LinkedIn on Sunday that his purpose experienced been “removed.”

Bousigues’ LinkedIn profile displays that he was the region supervisor for Singapore and experienced been used by Tesla for just in excess of a calendar year.

He did not give a precise reason for his dismissal but explained it is in relation to the career cuts that Tesla had already flagged.

Bousigues and Tesla did not straight away reply to a ask for for comment when contacted by CNBC.

Previously this thirty day period, Musk sent a letter to staff members announcing strategies to decrease “salaried headcount by 10% as we have turn out to be overstaffed in numerous parts.” Musk explained that he has a “tremendous terrible emotion” about the financial state in a different electronic mail to executives, Reuters documented.

Tesla employed just about 100,000 people around the world as of the stop of 2021.

Bousigues said he was the initial nation manager in south east Asia and that, in the earlier year, he and his team had “crafted the business enterprise from the floor up.” The previous Tesla staff highlighted some of his achievements such as placing up two showrooms, a person service centre and launching the Tesla Product Y last 7 days in Singapore.