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Donald Trump appoints a Nigerian in his Economic Advisory Team

03 December 2016, 11:53

Washington -  Donald Trump has named his key members of his Economic Advisory Team.

He appointed multibillionaires and the CEO's of fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Walmart, JP Morgan Chase amongst others.

The team is to "frequently" advise him on economic matters.

Of the over dozen Presidential appointments, Ondo state born Nigerian businessman Bayo Ogunlesi an Oxford and Harvard graduate who is the CEO and Founder of multibillion dollar company Global Infrastructure Partners made the list.

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

According to Bloomberg he is worth an estimated $900 million dollars.

Here's the full list from a press release issued by Blackstone.

    Stephen Schwarzman (forum chairman), chairman, CEO, and cofounder 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

- News 24


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