Meet The Nigerian Who Was Just Appointed Obama Foundation First President

Adewale Adeyemo
A Nigerian man based in the United States, Adewale Adeyemo, has just been appointed president of the Obama Foundation.
According to a report made available to InfoGuideAfrica.com, the Nigerian-American economic expert is the first-ever president of the foundation.
The 39 year old former deputy national security adviser (NSA) for international economics will lead 'the implementation of the organisation’s strategic plan and managing its organisational structures and functions.'

Quoting the chairman of the foundation's board, Martin Nesbitt;
A statement by the chairman of the foundation’s board, Martin Nesbitt, said: “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.”
Adeyemo has helped in the establishment of the US Consumer Financial Bureau, and he had been described by Obama as the 'point person' on a range of international economic issues, including the negotiations on a strong currency agreement around the trans-pacific partnership.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and moved on to the Yale Law School where he bagged his Juris Doctor (JD) for further studies in Specialized Law.
While at Yale, he was also the co-director, project on law and education for the institution.

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