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President-elect Donald Trump stands on stage as his pick for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a rally at DeltaPlex Arena, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The CEOs of Uber, Tesla and Pepsi joined a Trump strategy and policy group


The CEOs of Uber, Tesla and PepsiCo joined President-elect Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum, an advisory group created to inform Trump's economic policies.

The group was formed earlier in December with 16 CEOs and business leaders from companies like Disney, Walmart, IBM and General Motors, among others. The group will be called upon "frequently" in this role, according to a statement from the Trump transition team. Travis Kalanick of Uber, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX and Indra Nooyi of Pepsi are the newest members.

My administration is going to... make it attractive for firms to create new jobs across the United States from Silicon Valley to the heartland.
Donald Trump, in a statement

The forum is designed to be "non-bureaucratic and non-partisan," according to the statement. 

On Wednesday afternoon, Trump will meet with leaders in the tech industry. Many tech leaders opposed him during the campaign

Here are the original members:

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman (Forum Chairman) of Blackstone
  • Paul Atkins of Patomak Global Partners, LLC
  • Mary Barra of General Motors
  • Toby Cosgrove of Cleveland Clinic
  • Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Larry Fink of BlackRock
  • Bob Iger of The Walt Disney Company
  • Rich Lesser of Boston Consulting Group
  • Doug McMillon of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Jim McNerney, formerly of Boeing
  • Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi of Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM
  • Kevin Warsh, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Mark Weinberger of EY
  • Jack Welch of General Electric
  • Daniel Yergin of IHS Markit
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