President-Elect, Donald Trump has appointed some of the best and brightest brains in the world to be on his Economic Advisory team to “Make America Great again”. Some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders, have been called upon by the President-elect, Donald Trump to frequently advise him on economic matters.
He appointed multi-billionaires and the CEO’s of fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Walmart, JP Morgan Chase amongst others.
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.
According to Business Insider, the group will advise Trump on how to institute policies to encourage job growth and improve productivity, according to the release.
“This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,” Trump said in the release.
“My administration is committed to drawing on private sector expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding back our businesses from hiring, innovating, and expanding right here in America.”
The group’s first meeting will be in the first week of February.
Here are the the list of President-elect Donald Trump’s economic advisory team:
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