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Evening Program

Strategic and Operational roles of Finance at Tesla

Date: Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA
Registration closes on: Monday, Mar 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Strategic and Operational roles of Finance at Tesla 



The expectations of and tools available to finance teams change as fast as technology does. A finance leader needs to be aware of these changes and proactively take actions to stay ahead. Deepak Ahuja, CFO of Tesla, will provide his insights as a leader of a finance team in a high-tech company. He will cover the following areas:

• Role of Finance in a fast growth company
• How to scale for dramatic growth




Deepak Ahuja
Chief Financial Officer, Tesla

Deepak brings more than 20 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. Deepak was Tesla’s first CFO from 2008 to 2015, and returned to Tesla as CFO in February 2017.

Prior to originally joining Tesla Motors in 2008, 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 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. Deepak was named CFO of the year in 2010 for small public companies by Silicon Valley Business Journal. In 2014, he was named Bay Area CFO of the year for large public companies by San Francisco Business Times.





Tuesday, March 27 2018

5:30 Hosted cocktail hour
6:30 Dinner and Speaker—please register online below
RSVP by Monday, March 26 at 3:00 PM


Registration Policy:

  • Qualified Potential Members may attend once as a guest and one additional time with the payment of our guest fee.
  • Members of other chapters, are considered as a qualified guest and may attend and must pay our guest fee.
  • Scholarship Alumni winners can attend once a year for free.
  • Non-members who do not-qualify for membership may attend once a year, must be referred by an active member and pay the guest fee.
  • Partners may invite guests in accordance with the Partner Arrangement

Continuing Professional Education:

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBD.

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