Elon Musk and Uber Boss Travis Kalanick join the economic council of Donald Trump

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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, and Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, join the new Donald Trump Economic Council Advisory Team.

Their nominations were announced on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, with the appointment of PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.

Launched in early December, this forum will provide economic advice to Donald Trump. Its members will be “called to meet the president regularly to share their experiences and knowledge in their specific area of expertise. And for good reason: the president is setting up his plan to bring jobs back to the US and make America great Again, “the statement said.

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The Economic Council is headed by Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman.

The US tech industry has largely opposed Donald Trump before his election, worried notably by his anti-immigrant speech, while Silicon Valley has many immigrant workers. But after his surprise election, the tech sector tries to see how to work with the next US president.

This Wednesday, top tech leaders also meet the president-elect at the Trump Tower in New York. These include Tim Cook (Apple), Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook) and others.

During the presidential campaign, Elon Musk, who runs the Tesla electric car company and space company SpaceX, supported Hillary Clinton and was critical of Donald Trump. He said, “I think this is definitely not the right person” to be president.

Travis Kalanick, head of Uber, also joked about the Republican president elected in 2015, saying, “Oh my god, Donald Trump will win, I’ll go to China if Donald Trump wins.”

Elton Musk, Travis Kalanick, and Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo will join Mary Barra (General Motors), Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan), Bob Iger (Disney), Doug McMillon (Wal-Mart), Jack Welch (General Electric) Other bosses.

Here is the list of the other board members confirmed before these three new appointments:

  • Stephen Schwarzman (Chairman), CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone

  • Paul Atkins, CEO of Patomak Global Partners, former Commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission SEC

  • Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors

  • Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic

  • Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co

  • Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock

  • Bob Iger, CEO, Disney

  • Rich Lesser, CEO of Boston Consulting Group

  • Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • Jim McNerney, former CEO of Boeing

  • Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, President and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

  • Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institute think tank, and former Federal Reserve Mark Weinberger, CEO of EY

  • Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Award and Vice President of IHS Markit


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