Adewale Adeyemo, a Nigerian-American economist, has been appointed president of the Obama Foundation, where he will implement strategies for the organisation.
According to the publication on the foundation’s website, the Nigerian-American will be working with the foundation leadership and the board chairman Martin Nesbitt and CEO David Simus.
The foundation also said that Adeyemo, who is also called Wally, is the ideal person to take the role as he has a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors.
“Wally is the ideal person to help lead the foundation team as we continue to grow the impact of our global civic engagement programs and advance the Obama Presidential Centre
“Given his executive experience in both the public and private sectors and previous service with President Obama, Wally is well positioned to help us continue to translate our sky-high ambitions into operational reality through daily leadership of our talented staff,” it said.
Adeyemo has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and JD from Yale Law School and also a member of the Aspen Strategy Group which promote economic opportunity of America.
The economic expert also serves on the boards of Demos, a New York strategy group that is focused on economic, social and political issues.
He has done several works on macro-economic policy which is a major contribution to economies around the world.