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Trump taps Goldman Sachs executive Cohn for key economic post
December 12, 2016 / 7:54 PM / a year ago

Trump taps Goldman Sachs executive Cohn for key economic post

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday said he would appoint Goldman Sachs Group Inc President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn to head the White House National Economic Council, a group that coordinates economic policy across agencies.

“As my top economic adviser, Gary Cohn is going to put his talents as a highly successful businessman to work for the American people,” Trump said in a statement.

Reporting by Timothy Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech

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