KENS DESKS:Donald trump appoint a Nigerian in his cabinet.(The leader of our time)

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named aNigerian, Adebayo Ogunlesi, as a member of an advisory

council that will help the incoming president implement “his

plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again.”

Ogunlesi is the Chairman and Managing Partner, Global

Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm with more than

$35bn in assets under management. He has investments

worldwide in infrastructure assets in the energy, transport, and

water and waste industry sectors.

Ogunlesi, who is also a board member at Goldman Sachs,

joins some of America’s most highly respected and successful

business leaders in the President’s Strategic and Policy

Forum, which “will be called upon to meet with the President

frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as

the President implements his plan to bring back jobs and

Make America Great Again”, Blackstone said in a statement.

“This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who

know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth,”

said President-elect Trump.

“My administration is committed to drawing on private sector

expertise and cutting the government red tape that is holding

back our businesses from hiring, innovating, and expanding

right here in America.”

The first meeting of the Forum will be held at The White House

during the first week of February.

Other members of the Forum include Stephen A. Schwarzman

(Forum Chairman), Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of

Blackstone; Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC,

Former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange

Commission; Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors;

Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic; Jamie Dimon, Chairman

and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co; and Larry Fink, Chairman and

CEO, BlackRock.

Others are 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,

Boeing; Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing

Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners; Ginni Rometty,

Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM; Kevin Warsh, Shepard

Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, 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.

The Forum will be chaired by Stephen A. Schwarzman,

Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone.

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