Saturday, 3 December 2016

U.S. President-Elect Trump Appoints Nigerian Ogunlesi Into His Economic Advisory Team

President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, on Friday appointed a Nigerian businessman, Adebayo Ogunlesi, to be on his Economic Advisory team to ''Make America Great again''.

As reported by Business Insider, he appointed multi billionaires, including the Nigerian, amongst others.

''President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that he is establishing the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum,'' said the press release from Blackstone.

''The Forum, which is composed of some of America's most highly respected and successful business leaders, will be called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again,'' Blackstone said in the release published by Business Insider.

Ogunlesi, 63, is an Ondo State-born and an Oxford and Harvard graduate who is the CEO and Founder of multi billion dollar company Global Infrastructure Partners.

He is also the only black man in the Advisory Committee. Ogulesi’s father was the first Professor of Medicine in Nigeria.

The members of the forum include:

Stephen Schwarzman (forum chairman), chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Blackstone

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

Mary Barra, chairwoman 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 of Boeing

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

Ginni Rometty, chairwoman, president, and CEO of IBM

Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in economics at the 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

The group will advise Trump on how to institute policies to encourage job growth and improve productivity, according to the release.
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