Former Tesla VP O’Connell joins Fair

Former Tesla vice president Diarmuid O’Connell is now a key executive at another company on the forefront of automotive innovation. O’Connell, who was Tesla’s vice president of business development for 11 years before leaving the company last fall, has been named chief strategy officer at Fair, a provider of flexible car ownership. He will help head up organizational and market functions for Fair as it expands its footprint outside of California and begins rolling out its platform to major markets throughout the U.S. later this year. Before his decade-plus with Tesla, O’Connell was the State Department’s chief of staff for political military affairs for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell. “Diarmuid is a world-class executive and leader who has proven himself in an array of disciplines and organizations — from groundbreaking companies to our country’s national security framework,” Fair founder and chief executive Scott Painter said in a news release.

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