Deepak Ahuja | GICN

Chief Financial Officer
Tesla Motors


Deepak brings more than 15 years of global automotive financial experience to the Tesla team. As Chief Financial Officer, Deepak brings invaluable insight of a well-versed industry veteran to help Tesla become a leading automobile company in the world.

Prior to joining Tesla Motors, Deepak was the Controller of Small Cars Product Development at Ford with the goal of bringing several exciting fuel efficient automobiles to the North American market. Previously, Deepak was CFO for Ford of Southern Africa, a $3 Billion subsidiary where he oversaw the finance, legal and IT functions. Prior to that, Deepak served as CFO for Auto Alliance International, a joint venture between Ford and Mazda with over $4 billion in revenue. His career at Ford included assignments in all aspects of the business, including Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales, Treasury, Acquisition and Divestitures.

Before joining Ford, Deepak worked as an engineer for Kennametal, Inc. near Pittsburgh, PA for almost 6 years and developed two new ceramic composites cutting tools for machining of aluminum alloys in aerospace and automotive industries.

Deepak, his wife and two daughters have moved from Michigan to Silicon Valley, where Deepak spearheads financial initiatives out of Tesla’s Palo Alto headquarters. In his spare time Deepak enjoys biking, spending time with his kids, and hiking. He loves cooking Indian food on special occasions just to have fun with his friends and family.

Deepak holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in materials engineering from Banaras Hindu University and Northwestern University, respectively and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2010, following Tesla’s successful IPO, Deepak was named Silicon Valley Business Journal’s CFO of the Year.

Source : Tesla Motors



Professional Details

Designation Chief Financial Officer
Company Tesla Motors
Previous Company Ford Motor Company | Auto Alliance International (CFO)
Education Banaras Hindu University (Bachelor's in Materials Engineering) | Northwestern University (Master's in Materials Engineering) | Carnegie Mellon University (MBA)
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- In 2010, following Tesla’s successful IPO, Deepak was named Silicon Valley Business Journal’s CFO of the Year.

Country United States of America