Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick, chief executives of Tesla and Uber have been named members of the president-elect’s Strategic and Policy Forum
Can Elon Musk predict the future of job creation and the U.S. economy?
Well, America’s president-elect has signaled for two of the tech industry’s pioneers to join a collaborative force of the country’s greatest business minds to provide an objective perspective of just how the private sector can develop the economic agenda.
Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum already boasts an all-star list of members: Oracle’s co-CEO Safra Catz, GM head Mary Barra, JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of BlackRock Larry Fink, Walt Disney Company head Bob Iger, Boston Consulting Group head Rich Lesser, IBM head Ginni Rometty, and retired executives Jack Welch from General Electric and Jim McNerney, who led Boeing.
And now Elon Musk—the chairman and chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla—Uber Technologies CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick, and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi are the forum’s newest additions to the list of 19 leaders.
Kalanick shared, “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.”
The impressive list of members is slated to meet together for the first time at the White House in February.
“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 explained in an announcement about the new forum members.
This announcement comes right after Trump’s New York meeting with a recognizable roster of tech executives, including Oracle CEO Safra Catz, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
With the addition of these influential Silicon Valley tech titans, it’s clear that the Trump administration is aiming for an innovative future for U.S. business, job creation, and national productivity.