Adebayo Ogunlesi, A Nigerian billionaire appointed into Donald Trump’s Economic Advisory Team
The United States President-elect, Donald Trump, has appointed a Nigerian businessman, Bayo Ogunlesi, as a member of his Economic Advisory team.
Business Insider reports that the team consists of multi-billionaires, including Ogunlesi, who is the only black man in the Advisory Committee.
Ogunlesi 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.
Ogulesi’s father was the first Professor of Medicine in Nigeria.
Other 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 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
According to the report, the group will advise Trump on how to institute policies to encourage job growth and improve productivity.