Digital streaming giant Netflix has appointed Susan E. Rice, formerly U.S. National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations, to its board of directors.
Rice served as the 24th National Security Advisor for the U.S. from 2013 to 2017, succeeding former government official Tom Donilon in the role. During her tenure in government, Rice chaired the cabinet-level National Security Principals committee, provided the daily national security briefing to then-President Barack Obama, and was responsible for the formulation, coordination and implementation of all aspects of the administration’s foreign and national security policy, intelligence and military efforts.
The Ambassador also previously served as the U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. and as a cabinet member between 2009 and 2013.
She currently serves as a distinguished visiting research fellow at American University’s School of International Service, a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times.
Previously, Rice held positions as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; as a special assistant to President William J. Clinton, senior director, and director on the National Security Council staff; and was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.
“For decades, Susan E. Rice has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings in a statement.