Dec 15, 2016 10:11 AM EST
Tesla's Elon Musk And Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Become Trump's Economic Advisors
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick have been confirmed to become Donald Trump's economic advisors. They have joined the president-elect's Strategic and Policy Forum on Wednesday.
It was previously reported that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk will be meeting with president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, Dec. 14, along with other leaders in the tech industry. The meeting, which is believed to have the purpose of brainstorming for ideas on how to create more jobs in the tech industry, will be held at Trump Tower.
There were speculations that Musk may not join the tech meeting. There were also concerns that the two men may not see eye to eye because of their different views on climate change.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft's Satya Nadella and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg are confirmed to attend the meeting.
CNET reported that Donald Trump has appointed Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to help him create better policies for the transportation sector. Musk and Kalanick are joined by Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo.
The announcement came hours before Trump's scheduled meeting with leaders from the tech industry. The forum is expected to discuss how to "improve the business climate," as per Trump.
Trump's transition team confirmed Elon Musk, Travis Kalanick and Indra Nooyi's appointment in a post on Greatagain.gov. The forum initially had 16 members, who are America's highly respected and successful business leaders.
"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. "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."
The members of the forum will be responsible for giving their individual views to the president-elect. They will be focusing on how the government's policy will affect economic growth, job creation and productivity.
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