Susan Rice, former UN Ambassador who served as national security adviser under the Obama administration, has joined the board of directors at Netflix.
Netflix is a $124 billion streaming-media company that has close to 118 million subscribers worldwide. Original content offered at Netflix includes House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and Stranger Things.
“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said on Wednesday. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”
Rice made news in 2012 after critics said she was participating in a political cover-up to boost then-President Barack Obama in an election year following an attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya where four Americans were killed.
“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” Rice said in a statement.
Rice also served as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under President Bill Clinton; a former Brookings Institute fellow; and she was a foreign policy advisor to Sen. John Kerry when he ran for president in 2004. Currently, she is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.