Yes We Can! 34 year-old Nigerian-American Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo Gets Appointment As Deputy National Security Advisor to Obama
Same as always, hardwork, dedication and consistency driven by passion will take you places you least expect. And yes, we are glad Nigerians in the diaspora are making their mark globally.
President Barack Obama recently appointed Nigerian-American Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo as his National Security Adviser for international economic affairs, replacing Caroline Atkinson.
Before this appointment, 34-year-old Adeyemo had served as Deputy Director of the White House’s National Economic Council, he had worked at the US Treasury where he was lead negotiator on currency agreement, and he was also one the first officials who championed the US’ Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
While folks at home may feel he’s a loss to Nigerians, Adeyemo’s new position is his springboard to more influential international finance positions. WSJ reports that some of the officers who once served in Adeyemo’s current position are Michael Froman, who is currently the U.S. trade representative, and Lael Brainard who is Federal Reserve governor.