Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, and chief financial officer (CFO) Zach Kirkhorn have changed their official titles, the company announced through a statement on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website.
"Effective as of March 15, 2021, the titles of Elon Musk
and Zach Kirkhorn have changed to Technoking of Tesla
and Master of Coin, respectively. Elon and Zach will also maintain their respective positions as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer," the SEC said.
In 2018, the SEC accused Musk of securities fraud after he made a series of tweets announcing the company's plans to go private, which he then dismissed. The posts caused drastic fluctuations in Tesla
's stock prices.
On Friday, the media reported that an investor had sued Musk for repeated violations of the 2018 settlement with the SEC over his Twitter use. The new lawsuit also named Tesla
's board as defendants, as they allegedly failed to control Musk's "erratic" online behavior, which led to billions of dollars in losses.