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Chipper Cash CEO, Serunjogi, appointed member of U.S. President’s Advisory Council  




President, Joe Biden, has appointed the co-founder and CEO of African fintech giant, Chipper Cash, Ham Serunjogi, as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on African Diaspora Engagement in the United States. 

According to a statement released by the White House on Tuesday, Serunjogi is among the 12 inaugural members of the Council.

The establishment of the Council was a significant commitment announced by Vice President Harris on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration during the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, aimed at enhancing dialogue between United States officials and the African Diaspora. 

According to the statement, the African Diaspora in the United States, a rich and diverse community of African Americans and African immigrants, is foundational to the country’s 21st-century partnership with Africa.

It added that the community, which includes descendants of enslaved Black Americans, has long advocated for the prosperity of the African continent and its people, and strengthened the unique relationship between the United States and Africa. 

Highlighting the criteria for the selection of the Council’s members, the White House in the statement said:  

Reacting to the appointment via a post on his X handle, the Chipper Cash CEO, said: 

Other members of the Council as announced by the White House include Silvester Scott Beaman of Delaware (Chair) Mimi E. Alemayehou of Washington, D.C., (Member) Rosalind Brewer of Georgia, Viola Davis of Rhode Island, Helene D. Gayle of Georgia, Patrick Hubert Gaspard of New York, C.D. Glin of Connecticut, Osagie Imasogie of Pennsylvania, Almaz Negash of California, Chinenye Joy Ogwumike of Texas, and Kevin Young of Washington, D.C.