Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo To Be Deputy Treasury Secretary

Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo To Be Deputy Treasury Secretary In Historic White House Appointment

Wally Adeyemo
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Previously, BLACK ENTERPRISE reported the new appointments to the Biden-Harris administration, including an all-female communications team, and the nomination of Cecilia Rouse to chair the Council of Economic Advisors. Another appointment to Biden’s team is Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo, the new Deputy Treasury Secretary. Adeyemo will work with Janet Yellen, the nominee for Treasury Secretary. Adeyemo will be the first Black person to serve in the role.

Adeyemo has previously worked as the senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration and currently works as the president of the Obama Foundation. Prior to working for the Obama administration, Adeyemo worked as an editor for the Hamilton Project, and went on to serve as the senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to Jack Lew under the United States Department of Treasury.

Adeyemo spoke out about nomination on his official Twitter page. “America has always overcome crises as the direct result of the determination and persistence of the American people, and the policy choices we make,” he tweeted. “I look forward to working at the Treasury Department to make policy choices that help build an economy that works for everyone.”