Ross Gerber is planning to run for a position on Tesla’s Board of Directors

The infamous Tesla investor Rob Gerber confirmed he plans to run for a spot on Tesla’s Board of Directors at 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 main reasons that Gerber is looking to run are issues with Tesla’s public relations, customer service and succession planning.

In a telephone interview with Reuters, Gerber said this:

Tesla has let Elon be the voice of Tesla forever. Tesla doesn’t do any organized marketing, any outreach with the media or any lobbying, and it’s led to a tremendous amount of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).

Per Gerber, he will notify Tesla next week of his intent to run at 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 certainly shaping up to be a strong one by the time voting happens in a few months.

Elon Musk nor any of the Tesla Board of Directors have made a public comment on Gerber’s planned run.

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