Tesla has fired off of its Singapore country manager as part of a global workforce reduction of 10%

Following CEO Elon Musk’s warning last week of an oncoming recession, Tesla Singapore has laid off its country manager as part of a projected 10% reduction in its global workforce.

Following CEO Elon Musk’s warning last week of an oncoming recession, Tesla Singapore has laid off its country manager as part of a projected 10% reduction in its global workforce.

Christopher Bousigues stated his role as Tesla’s national manager in Singapore had been abolished as part of the job downsizing, effective yesterday, in a post on the professional networking site LinkedIn.

“Am proud to have been the company’s first country manager in South-east Asia, and establishing the business in Singapore,” Bousigues wrote in his post.

After shifting to Singapore in June 2021, Bousigues has been in the position for almost a year.

In emails seen by Reuters, Musk has indicated he has a “very awful feeling” about the economy, voiced anxiety about the chances of recession, and stated that Tesla has become “overstaffed in many areas.”

TODAY reached out to Tesla to inquire about the scope of the job losses in Singapore, as well as the roles that have been impacted.

The Straits Times stated that the position of Singapore country manager will not be filled, and Tesla’s Singapore activities will be operated out of its Hong Kong office, citing unnamed sources.

Bousigues discussed his accomplishments with Tesla in Singapore in his blog post.

“In the past year the team and I built the business from the ground up, made the Model 3 a common sight in the Singapore car landscape, set up two showrooms, one service centre (that I affectionately call the Jewel of Asia), developed a network of seen superchargers across the island, and successfully launched Model Y yesterday (Saturday) with overwhelming response,” he wrote.

Bousigues stated that he and his family would most likely return to Europe.