Robin Ren, former Tesla VPRobin Ren, former Tesla VP

Robin Ren Global VP and Head of APAC Tesla Motors makes a speech during the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) at the National Convention Centre in Beijing on April 28, 2016. GMIC is hosting mobile executives, entrepreneurs, developers, and investors from around the world.

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  • Tesla’s vice president of business development, Robin Ren, has left the company, according to his LinkedIn profile.

  • Ren is the latest executive to leave after a spate of executive departures in the past two years, which most recently saw the company’s head of European expansion leave as its newest factory near Berlin is under construction.

  • Bloomberg News first reported Ren’s departure. Neither Tesla nor Ren responded to requests for comments.

  • On a call with investors in 2018, Musk lauded Ren, then vp of Asia Pacific, and Tesla’s China team for their “instrumental” efforts in getting its factory there up and running. Ren went on to oversee worldwide sales before his final role in business development.

  • According to his Linkedin profile, Ren holds degrees from Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania. Before Tesla, he worked at Dell EMC and VMWare. There’s no word yet on where he may be headed after Tesla.

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