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Tesla Adds Airbnb Co-Founder to Board After Ellison’s Exit (1)

Sept. 28, 2022, 9:24 PM

Tesla Inc. is adding Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia to its board just over three months after Larry Ellison stepped down as an independent director.

The Austin, Texas-based company now has eight directors, including Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and his brother, Kimbal. Tesla disclosed Gebbia’s appointment Wednesday in a securities filing, noting it was effective as of Sept. 25.

The move brings another apparent friend and ally of Musk to the automaker’s board. The two entrepreneurs have been in touch at least as far back as 2018, when Musk attempted to take Tesla private at $420 a share ...