Bob Iger to join Trump’s ‘Strategic and Policy’ Advisory Committee

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger is among the business leaders who will make up American President-elect Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy forum.

Iger donated to Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential election and has been a member of President Obama’s Export Council.

According to a press release, members “will be charged with providing their individual views to the President – informed by their unique vantage points in the private sector – on how government policy impacts economic growth, job creation, and productivity.  The Forum is designed to provide direct input to the President from many of the best and brightest in the business world in a frank, non-bureaucratic, and non-partisan manner.”

In a statement, Trump said, “This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth. My administration is committed to drawing on private sector expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding back our businesses from hiring, innovating, and expanding right here in America.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in June, Iger said he is interested in politics and many people have encouraged him to seek office.

“I will not be specific about any office. I wouldn’t rule in or rule out,” Iger said. “Honestly, I’m interested in politics, I’m interested in giving back in some form, performing some sort of civic duty. But I’m not exploring a run for governor or senator or anything along those lines. I’m focused on running Disney.” Iger talked to the trade publication as part of its “Power 100” issue, in which Iger was named the most powerful executive in Hollywood.

Stephen. A Schwarzman, the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, will chair Trump’s  Strategic and Policy group.

Other members of the forum include:

Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners and former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Mary Barra, chairman and CEO, General Motors
Toby Cosgrove, CEO of Cleveland Clinic

Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase

Larry Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Rich Lesser, president and CEO, Boston Consulting Group

Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores

Jim McNerney, former chairman, president and CEO of Boeing

Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, chairman and managing partner, Global Infrastructure Partners

Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO, IBM

Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institute, former member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System

Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO, EY

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO, General Electric

Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit.


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