U.S. President Donald Trump recently formally appointed Nigerian-born U.S.-based Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners as a member of his Strategic and Policy Forum charged with advising the president on economic matters. According to Mr. Trump, his administration is going to work together with the private sector to improve the business climate and make it attractive for firms to create new jobs across the United States from Silicon Valley to the heartland.
Members of the forum are to provide their individual views to the president, informed by their unique vantage points in the private sector on how government policy impacts economic growth, job creation and productivity. The forum is designed to provide direct input to the president from many of the best and brightest in the business world in a frank, non-bureaucratic and non-partisan manner.
The others are Stephen A. Schwarzman (Forum Chairman), Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone; Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC, Former Commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission; and Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors, Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic; Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co; Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock; Travis Kalanick, CEO and Co-founder, Uber Technologies.