The chief executives of Uber and Tesla are joining an advisory board of 19 business leaders who will have the ear of president-elect Donald Trump.
Today, Trump announced Elon Musk, Uber’s Travis Kalanick, and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi as the newest members of his Strategic and Policy Forum. The group already includes former Boeing CEO Jim McNerney, Mary Barra of General Motors, J.P Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon, and Disney’s Bob Iger.
The announcement comes ahead of today’s summit between Trump and key tech executives. Musk (along with Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, and other industry leaders) will reportedly be meeting with Trump in New York City this afternoon. Kalanick was invited but declined because of international travel, according to Recode.
During the campaign, both Musk and Kalanick questioned Trump’s qualifications to serve as commander in chief.
The policy forum “will be called upon to meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his economic agenda,” according to a press release from Trump’s team.
“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,” Trump said in the press release.