Tesla Names Former CIO of Japan’s Largest Pension Fund as Board Member

Posted on 04/24/2020

Electric vehicle company Tesla Inc. named Hiromichi (Hiro) Mizuno as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Hiromichi Mizuno recently exited as Chief Investment Officer of Japan Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the largest public pension fund in the world.

Mizuno increases Tesla’s board to 10 people.

“During his time there, Hiro emphasized the importance of environmental considerations in portfolio management and became a global thought leader in sustainable and responsible investment,” Tesla said in a release. “He also challenged many established market practices, including short-selling, to promote long-term value creation by corporations.”

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