Trump names Elon Musk & Uber CEO to advisory team – DRIVES LIBERALS NUTSadmin December 14, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will join an advisory team for President-elect Donald Trump, Trump’s transition office announced Wednesday. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi will also join the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum.
The transition team’s announcement comes in advance of Trump’s Wednesday meeting with top tech leaders, including Musk, at Trump Tower.
Other key tech players expected to be at the meeting include Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg; Eric Schmidt and Larry Page of Alphabet, Google’s parent company; and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon who also owns The Washington Post. A representative from Uber will not be in attendance.
“I look forward to engaging with our incoming President and this group on issues that affect our riders, drivers and the 450+ cities where we operate,” Kalanick said in a statement.
Musk, Kalanick and Nooyi will join 13 other members of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum who are expected to “meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his economic agenda.”
The forum will be chaired by Stephen A. Schwarzman, the CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, one of the world’s largest private equity firms.
“America has the most innovative and vibrant companies in the world, and the pioneering CEOs joining this Forum today are at the top of their fields,” Trump said in a statement.
“My Administration is going to work together with the private sector to improve the business climate and make it attractive for firms to create new jobs across the United States from Silicon Valley to the heartland.”