US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday appointed a Nigerian businessman, Adebayo Ogunlesi, to be on his Economic Advisory team to provide their insights and opinions about jobs and economic matters.
The group, dubbed the Strategic and Policy Forum, is made up of multibillionaires and the CEO’s of fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Walmart and JP Morgan Chase.
It also includes longtime Walt Disney (DIS) boss Bob Iger and former GE leader Jack Welch.
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, also 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.
Below is the full list from a press release issued by Blackstone.
-Stephen A. Schwarzman (Forum Chairman), Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone;
-Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission;
-Mary Barra, Chairman 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, Boeing;
-Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners;
-Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM;
-Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, 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;