Ethiopia American Makes History with President-elect Biden
Yohannes Abraham, a son of Ethiopian refugees has made history becoming the highest ranking Ethiopian official to be appointed by the incoming Biden administration. He has been appointed as a White House Security Council member, in addition to becoming Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary.
A former Obama official and a Harvard lecturer, he has seen his star rise within the Democratic party since he started working for John Kerry's Presidential election in 2005.
The National Security Council plays a critical role in keeping our nation safe and secure. These crisis-tested, deeply experienced public servants will work tirelessly to protect the American people and restore America’s leadership in the world. They will ensure that the needs of working Americans are front and center in our national security policy making, and our country will be better for it,” said President-elect Joe Biden.
Yohannes was most recently involved in the Obama Presidential library in Chicago and has been in loved in a slew of elections.
"This outstanding team of dedicated public servants will be ready to hit the ground running on day one to address the transnational challenges facing the American people — from climate to cyber. They reflect the very best of our nation and they have the knowledge and experience to help build our nation back better for all Americans,” said Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Before his appointment, Yohannes worked as the Executive Director of the Biden-Harris Transition, overseeing preparation for the implementation of Biden-Harris policy, personnel, and management priorities and also worked as Chief of Staff of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs.