22,070 shares directly held, 38,989 held through a trust
The third largest number of Tesla shares is owned by the automaker's latest Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Deepak Ahuja. He was also the company's first CFO, originally coming on board in July of 2008 after a 15-year stint at Ford Motor Company. He had retired in 2015, but came back after his replacement, Google’s former VP of Finance Jason Wheeler stepped down in early 2017.
Ahuja's previous work experience, combined with an M.B.A from Carnegie Mellon University, a M.S. degree in Materials Engineering from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Technology in Ceramic Engineering from Banaras Hindu University in India makes him an extremely valuable asset to the team and well worth his accumulated holdings.