Tesla Inc director Robyn Denholm, a telecoms executive who has worked for Toyota, has been promoted to chairwoman of the electric vehicle company and tasked with regulating billionaire Elon Musk's regime after months of turbulence.
"She's had a ringside seat to the chaos, and she didn't or was not in a position to change anything", said Cusumano, who has served on corporate boards.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference at SpaceX headquarters on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, Cal. Eventually it drew a lawsuit from the SEC alleging that Musk misled investors.
"Musk, I believe has a ton to do with the selection and he wants to be sure that they can see eye-to-eye", said Elazar Capital analyst Chaim Siegel.
Denholm will leave the Australian telco following a six-month notice period, during which her predecessor Elon Musk will provide her support to "ensure a smooth transition", according to the statement. Most commenters approve of Tesla's decision though there are a few upset by it. Musk's brother, Kimbal, is one of the members.
The electric carmaker announced late Wednesday that Robyn Denholm would take Musk's place as chair of the board.
She is now just one of two women on the board of Tesla.
She says being genuinely curious about how things work is also important. "Do you ask the person who helped get you lost in the woods to help drive you out of the woods?"
Denholm, who has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Sydney and a master's degree in commerce from the University of New South Wales, has worked in senior roles for a number of technology companies. Beyond the tweet, he implied that a rescue diver in Thailand was a pedophile and waged a public battle with the stock's short-sellers-all while ramping up the company's manufacturing operations. The 47-year-old billionaire will remain as chief executive.
There was little reaction to the appointment from the markets Thursday. Mr Musk was also obliged to relinquish his role as chairman for three years.
Denholm is no stranger to the machinations of Silicon Valley.
Musk cited Denholm's long experience in the tech and motor industries as strong advantages and said in a statement that he looked forward to working with her.