Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo To Be Deputy Treasury Secretary

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Before, BLACK COMPANY reported to the Biden Harris administration, including an all-female communications team, of the new appointments and the appointment of Cecilia Rouse as chairman of the council of economic advisors. Another appointment to Biden's team is Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo, the new assistant finance minister. Adeyemo will work with Janet Yellen, candidate for the Treasury Department. Adeyemo will be the first black person to serve in this role.

This troubled team will help bring America out of our current economic downturn and rebuild it better – an economy that gives every single American a fair shot and equal opportunities to move forward. https://t.co/F6JMBHUgVx

– Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@ Transition46) November 30, 2020

Adeyemo previously served as senior international economic advisor during the Obama administration and currently serves as President of the Obama Foundation. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Adeyemo served as an editor for the Hamilton Project and served as senior advisor and assistant chief of staff to Jack Lew at the US Treasury Department.

Adeyemo spoke about the nomination on his official Twitter page. "America has always overcome crisis as a direct result of the determination and persistence of the American people and the political choices we make," he tweeted. "I look forward to working together in finance to make policy decisions that will help build an economy that works for everyone."

America has always overcome crisis as a direct result of the determination and perseverance of the American people and the political choices we make.

I look forward to working together in finance to make policy decisions that will help build an economy that works for everyone.

– Wally Adeyemo (@wallyadeyemo) November 30, 2020