A Nigerian businessman, Adebayo Ogunlesi, has broken grounds in the United States as he is the only black man President-elect, Donald Trump, has appointed as a member of his Economic Advisory team.
Reports said that the team consists of multi-billionaires, and Ogunlesi 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, reports Business Insider.
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.
Others include 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.
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, and 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.