Tesla Lays Off Singapore Country Manager, After Launching Model Y Sales

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced plans to cut 10 percent of its salaried staff, one of the automaker’s employees announced that his role at the company was eliminated.

Tesla laid off Singapore Country Manager Christopher Bousigues, as shared in a post from Bousigues on LinkedIn made on Sunday (via CNBC).

According to Bousigues’s LinkedIn, he had been working at Tesla for just over a year since June 2021.

It’s not clear exactly why Bousigues was let go, but in his post he explains that he and his family re-located to Singapore for the position, and would now be likely to move back to Southern France.

In the post, Bousigues wrote, “In the past year the team and I built the business from the ground up, made of the Model 3 a common sight in the Singapore car landscape, set up 2 showrooms, 1 service center (that I affectionately call the Jewel of Asia), developed a network of 7 superchargers across the island, and successfully launched Model Y yesterday with overwhelming response.”

“I wish to sincerely thank all those that have supported me on this journey,” said Bousigues.

“When something like this happens, you wonder what is the best course of action, and whether to remain discreet or even silent about it. Ultimately that is not how I am built. Transparency and honesty are non-negotiable to me, so sharing this news felt like the right thing to do with my network. I profoundly believe that when a door closes, a gate somewhere else opens,” he added.

“Since I relocated to Singapore strictly for this role, a move back to Europe and Southern France is most likely in the cards for my family and I. See you all after a well deserved summer break,” he concluded.

Tesla launched Model Y sales in Singapore last week, just months after the automaker opened a Tesla store in the Millenia Walk retail area.

Last year, Tesla also singlehandedly beat out Nissan and Audi in Singapore car registrations.