According to the release, the forum "will be called upon to meet with the President frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge" and is expected to hold its first meeting at the White House in February, after Trump takes office.
The list of members announced so far includes Mary Barra, CEO and chairman of General Motors, Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, and Jamie Dimon, CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase.
After reports in November that Trump was considering nominating Dimon as secretary of the treasury, Fortune reported that Dimon had declined the position. NBC News' Hallie Jackson then reported that Dimon was "never under consideration" for the job anyway, according to a top transition source, and that Trump "doesn't respect" the executive.
Read the full list below:
Stephen A. Schwarzman (Forum Chairman), Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone
Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors
Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co
Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock
Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Rich Lesser, President and CEO, Boston Consulting Group
Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Jim McNerney, Former Chairman, President, and CEO, 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, Pulitzer Prize-winner, Vice Chairman of IHS Markit