Auto BlackRock voted to replace Tesla's Musk with independent board chair Updated : August 31, 2018 06:50 AM IST Tesla's board had said that the company's success "would not have been possible" without Musk's "day-to-day exposure to the company's business." Musk serves both as Tesla's chairman and chief executive officer. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.