Gary D. Cohn was named assistant to President-elect Donald J. Trump for economic policy and director of the National Economic Council, Mr. Trump’s transition team said Monday.
Mr. Cohn is president and chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein said in a statement: “I am confident that Gary will bring his many talents and expertise to the White House and will do his part to make our economy stronger for all Americans.”
Mr. Trump said in a separate statement that as his top economic adviser, Mr. Cohn “will help craft economic policies that will grow wages for our workers, stop the exodus of jobs overseas and create many great new opportunities for Americans who have been struggling. He fully understands the economy and will use all of his vast knowledge and experience to make sure the American people start winning again.”