Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick from Uber to join Trump’s economic advisory team

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick, chief exec of Uber, are joining Donald Trump’s new economic advisory board.

The two tech-transportation executives have been named as members of the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, it was announced on Wednesday, alongside PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

Photo by Lambert/ullstein via Getty Images

Photo by Lambert/ullstein via Getty Images

Launched in early December, the Forum will provide economic advice, and will “be called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again,” the initial announcement said.

It is being headed up by the CEO of Blackstone, Steve Schwarzman.

The American technology industry was overwhelmingly opposed to Donald Trump before the election, with particular concerns around his anti-immigration rhetoric — Silicon Valley is heavily reliant on immigrant workers. But following his shock election, the industry is tentatively exploring how it can work with Trump.

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