Elon Musk and Uber CEO to join Trump advisory team

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will join Uber CEO Travis Kalanick onboard Trump’s advisory panel, the President-elect’s office said on Wednesday.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi are also up for roles in the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

The announcement came as Trump met the heads of Silicon Valley titans such as Google co-founder Larry Page and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg did not attend however instead sending his COO Sheryl Sandberg in his place for the meeting at Trump Tower.

A representative from Uber did not attend but CEO Travis Kalanick released the following statement.

“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 President’s Strategic and Policy Forum will see industry leaders such as Musk, Kalanick and Nooyi “meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the President implements his economic agenda.”

“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.”

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