Nigerian-born, Mr. Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, who was nominated as the Deputy Treasury Secretary by the United States President-elect, Mr. Joe Biden, has been within the corridors of power in the USA in the past couple of years.
Adeyemo was appointed as the president of the Obama Foundation in 2019.
He had served in the administration of former President Barack Obama as Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) for international economics.
He is reputed to have helped the US combat the global economic recession of 2008.
He played key roles in tackling the financial crisis that hit the US under the Obama presidency.
Adewale Adeyemo alias “Wally” was born in 1981 in Nigeria, but he grew up in California, USA.
He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s of arts, before moving to Yale Law School, where he bagged his Juris Doctor for further studies in specialized law.
While at Yale, he was the co-director of, a project on law and education for the university.
Before his appointment as the President of Obama Foundation, Adeyemo was the Deputy Chief of Staff at the department of the treasury, a position he held for three years.
He has served in various positions at the treasury, including senior adviser to the chief of staff and deputy executive secretary.
Adeyemo also worked as the chief of staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2010 to 2011.
He was an editor for the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution from 2008 to 2009.