Diarmuid O'Connell

Vice President of Business Development, Tesla Motors

If we’re not careful in the US, we’re going to be buying our premium vehicles from Germany, our hybrids from Japan and our electric vehicles from China. That’s a possible future.

As the Vice President of Business Development at Tesla, Diarmuid O'Connell manages commercial relationships and all aspects of government affairs. Before joining Tesla, Diarmuid served as Chief of Staff for Political Military Affairs at the U.S. State Department, where he was involved in policy and operational support to the U.S military in various theaters of operation. Before his tenure in Washington, Diarmuid worked in corporate strategy as a management consultant for Accenture, as a founder of educational software developer, Real Time Learning, and as a senior executive with both McCann Erickson Worldwide and Young and Rubicam. 

Diarmuid has earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, a master's degree in Foreign Policy from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from Kellogg.

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