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Biden Picks BlackRock’s Deese to Lead National Economic Council

  • Executive oversees company’s sustainable investment strategies
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President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Brian Deese, a BlackRock Inc. executive and former economic adviser to President Barack Obama, to lead his National Economic Council, people familiar with the matter said.

Deese, who joined BlackRock in 2017 to oversee the company’s sustainable investment strategies, was a senior adviser to Obama on climate, conservation and energy, and also served as deputy director of the NEC.