Samir joined Tesla in 2014 and currently heads the EMEA Legal team. He is based in Amsterdam and works on all legal matters in the EMEA region, ranging from commercial matters (including procurement, retail development, charging infrastructure), consumer matters (including marketing, statutory warranty), regulatory matters (financial services, insurance and privacy) and litigation. Over the last 8 years Tesla has significantly expanded his operation in the EMEA region adding many new countries where it does business and sells new products and services both in the automotive and energy storage space directly to consumers. In addition, Tesla is in the process of opening its first European factory near Berlin.
Prior to joining Tesla, Samir acquired his master's degree in Dutch law in 2005 and started working for the Dutch law firm Houthoff in the same year. He worked in Houthoff’s real estate department and the corporate M&A department.