There’s a Nigerian in the upper echelons of the White House!
His name is Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo and he’s been appointed by President Barack Obama as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) for International Economic Affairs.
The 34-year-old graduate of Yale Law School joined the Obama administration in 2009 at the treasury department.
According to Obama, “… he was part of the team that helped coordinate our response to the global recession, laying the foundation for renewed growth at home and abroad. He helped establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and he’s been our point person on a range of international economic issues, including negotiations on strong currency agreements around the trans pacific partnership.”
The president of the Unites States hopes that they’ll work with allies and partners around the world to create jobs and opportunity for the American people as well as sustain the country’s global economic leadership.
Adeyemo is a second-generation Nigerian-American who grew up in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. His father, an elementary school principal, and mother, a nurse, left Nigeria to seek a better life for him, his brother and sister.
The sky is the launching pad for Adewale, as he mostly likely will be the next governor of the US Federal Reserve, just like his predecessors, Michael Froman, the current US trade representative and Lael Brainard, the current Federal Reserve governor.