President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has appointed Chinenye Ogwumike who is of Nigerian descent as special adviser.
Another Nigerian, Osagie Imasogie, was also a part of the 12 members of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) reacted to the development and sent congratulatory messages to the duo.
FCT, Abuja – Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated both Chinenye Ogwumike and Osagie Imasogie on their nomination into the Advisory Council on Africa Diaspora Engagement by President Joe Biden of United States (US).
Reacting to the development, NIDCOM’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in a statement he signed said Dabiri-Erewa described the nomination of the two Nigerians as great news and a welcome development.
According to the press report”The NIDCOM chairman said their recognition and appointment into the 12-member advisory council stands as a motivation for other Nigerians and Africans in general.”
Chinenye Ogwumike profile.
Chinenye Ogwumike is a two-time WNBA All-Star for the Los Angeles Sparks and a full-time, multi-platform ESPN commentator and NBA analyst.
She is also one of the only full-time professional athletes to currently hold a full-time regular national sports media broadcast position.
Ogwumike was the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year and is a 2-Time WNBA All-Star (2014, 2018). She is a Nigerian-American who graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations under the mentorship of Dr. Condoleezza
In August 2020, she became the first Black woman to host a national, daily sports talk radio show. The 2021 Forbes under 30 honoree also holds the title of Executive Producer, producing an ESPN Films documentary “144” on the 2020 WNBA season.
Osagie Imasogie’s profile
Osagie Imasogie is the Chairman of the Investment Bank and SEC/FINRA registered Broker-Dealer, Quoin Capital and Quoin Advisors.
Furthermore, Osagie is also a co-founder of PIPV Capital, a private equity firm that is focused on the life sciences vertical and has invested over $1 billion into that industry.
Before he co-founded PIPV Capital, he established GlaxoSmithKline Ventures and was its founding Vice President. Osagie has held senior commercial and R&D positions within pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, SmithKline Beecham, and DuPont Merck.