James Murdoch has become the favourite to succeed Elon Musk as the chairman of Tesla, which must replace the electric car maker’s founder in the role by the middle of next month.
詹姆斯•默多克(James Murdoch)已成为接替埃隆•马斯克(Elon Musk)出任特斯拉(Tesla)董事长的呼声最高的人选。这家电动汽车制造商最迟必须在下月中旬撤换创始人的董事长职务。
Mr Musk agreed to leave the role as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over claims he broke securities laws in August with a tweet saying he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private. He will stay on as chief executive.
Two people briefed on the discussions said that Mr Murdoch, a non-executive director of Tesla, was the lead candidate to be chairman. Another person said external options were being considered.