Tesla says its CFO Jason Wheeler will leave at the end of April

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Tesla Chief Financial Officer Jason Wheeler will leave the company in April to pursue "opportunities in public policy."

Wheeler will be replaced by Deepak Ahuja, who retired from Tesla in 2015 after being with the company for several years.

The news was announced Wednesday by Chairman and CEO Elon Musk during the Tesla's fourth-quarter earnings call.

Ahuja will return to Tesla in early March to work with Wheeler and "ensure a smooth transition," Musk said.

At the time of his departure, Ahuja had been one of Tesla's longest-serving executives and he was in the CFO post at the time of the company's initial public offering. He also helped the company through later post-IPO financing.

Wheeler came to Tesla from Google, now Alphabet, where he had served as its vice president of finance.

Earlier, Tesla reported an adjusted loss of 69 cents a share on revenue of $2.28 billion.


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