Chéri Faso Olf
Chéri Faso Olf leads Workforce Strategy for Tesla, Inc., as a post-merger continuation of her role as Head of Workforce & Training Development for SolarCity. She is an industry- and government-recognized expert in renewable energy and advanced energy technology education, training, and workforce development. She leads the company’s efforts to partner with colleges and universities to identify, train and develop a highly-skilled solar installation, solar module, and battery manufacturing workforce. One of Chéri’s primary roles is coordinating community, academic, and government stakeholders in the significant effort to identify, staff, and train a brand new workforce for SolarCity-Tesla Buffalo 1 GW solar PV manufacturing facility—the largest solar panel fab in the western hemisphere, and Tesla’s Gigafactory battery manufacturing plant—soon to be the largest building in the world.