Prince Harry has been secretly working on his new Silicon Valley executive job for months, and has already landed another new job, it was confirmed Wednesday.
Just a day after the Duke of Sussex was appointed impact director for online mental health counseling service BetterUp Inc., it was confirmed as an expert investigating the “modern crisis” of online disinformation.
Harry, 36, is one of 15 commissioners on the six-month Aspen Institute’s “Commission on Information Disorders,” chaired by Katie Couric, the nonprofit organization announced.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have complained about the apparent abuse they have caused both in the press and on social media.
Described by the institute as a “humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate and environmentalist,” Harry said he was “eager” to help work “on a solution-oriented approach to the information disorder crisis.”
“As I have said, the experience of today’s digital world has inundated us with an avalanche of misinformation, affecting our ability as individuals and societies to think clearly and truly understand the world we live in,” he said in a shared statement. for the Sun.
“I believe this is a humanitarian issue and as such requires a multi-stakeholder response from advocacy voices, members of the media, academic researchers, and government and civil society leaders.” , He said.
His new position came after the BetterUp Inc. boss admitted that royalty had been secretly working for the San Francisco-based tech company long before his new job’s announcement Tuesday.
“He’s been in the position for a couple of months,” CEO Alexi Robichaux told the BBC, saying the company was “honored” to have its new hire.
“He’s doing fantastic,” Robichaux said, admitting that he had never spoken to a member of royalty before.
“He has an incredible attitude and is full of energy and enthusiasm, I have the feeling that he will exercise,” he joked, saying that he does not predict any “problems” that will arise during the duke’s evaluation period.
He also praised royalty for rejecting airs and graces among fellow staff members. “We are partners here, he likes to be called Harry in the workplace so we address him as Harry,” Robichaux told the BBC.
However, the CEO declined to discuss how much the company, which was recently valued at $ 1.73 billion, pays Harry.
“As you can imagine as a private company, we do not disclose any compensation for employees and people,” he told the BBC, according to the Sun.
“And sadly, I can’t share that.”
He also sidestepped and revealed how many hours the duke will work, saying they were only concerned about his “impact” instead.
“I don’t care about the hours. I am concerned about the contribution and I am concerned about change and positive change, ”he said.