The White House’s senior supply chain advisor, Joe Biden, is leaving his position just as problems with the nation’s goods delivery are beginning to improve.
According to two sources with knowledge of the situation, Sameera Fazili, the deputy director of the National Economic Council and a deputy assistant to the president, will leave her position on Friday. She oversaw the White House’s efforts to pass the CHIPS and Science Act and address supply chain issues that have fueled inflation.
She also played a significant role in the formulation of the administration’s industrial policies.
Fazili gained recognition last year for her initiatives to enhance the movement of goods over the holiday season as the head of the White House’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.
Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese told HEADLINESFOREVER that Sameera has been “an invaluable partner in navigating historic global supply chain difficulties and forging a historic industrial strategy for our country.” Our supply chains have not only recovered thanks to Sameera’s tireless efforts, but our nation also now has a clear policy to increase supply chain resilience in the future.
She spent more than seven years working at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta before joining the White House. She served as a senior consultant on foreign affairs, a senior policy analyst at the Treasury Department, and a stint at the NEC during the Obama administration. Fazili, a native of Buffalo, earned degrees from Yale and Harvard Law Schools.
According to a White House spokeswoman, two NEC employees—Deputy NEC Director Celeste Drake, who oversees labour policy for the White House, and Ronnie Chatterji, who is now the White House’s point person for the CHIPS Act’s implementation—will take over for her in terms of industrial policy.