Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, deputy director of the National Economic Council, willÂ succeedÂ Caroline Atkinson as the president’s deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Nick Timiraos writes that Adeyemo has held leadership roles at the Treasury Department prior to joining NEC this fall, including as deputy chief of staff to Sec. Jack Lew.
During his time at the department, Adeyemo has worked on the currency agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and the response to the Ukrainian and Greek financial crises as well as helped establish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
He was previously nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of assistant secretary for international markets and development at Treasury before he asked to withdraw, Timiraos reports.