The infamous Tesla investor Rob Gerber confirmed he plans to run for a spot on Tesla’s Board of Directors on the upcoming annual meeting.
Gerber is a well known and boisterous Tesla investor, and his wealth-management firm owns around 440,000 Tesla shares.
The major reasons that Gerber is trying to run are issues with Tesla’s public relations, customer support and succession planning.
In a telephone interview with Reuters, Gerber said this:
Tesla has let Elon be the voice of Tesla eternally. Tesla doesn’t do any organized marketing, any outreach with the media or any lobbying, and it’s led to an incredible amount of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).
Per Gerber, he’ll notify Tesla next week of his intent to run on the Tesla annual meeting in May. Many expect that Tesla will accept him as a candidate for the eight-person board.
Gerber already has the support of KoGuan Leo, Tesla’s third-largest shareholder. So his candidature is actually shaping as much as be a robust one by the point voting happens in a number of months.
Elon Musk nor any of the Tesla Board of Directors have made a public comment on Gerber’s planned run.