Gary Cohn, the former top economic adviser to President Trump and former president of Goldman Sachs, tweeted Tuesday that he is joining IBM as vice chairman.
The big picture: Cohn, a Democrat, was considered one of the most powerful "globalists" in Trump's West Wing. He disagreed with Trump on just about every issue besides tax cuts and resigned in 2018 after a struggle inside the White House over tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Between the lines: Cohn will report to IBM's chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna, who took over in April in the midst of the first coronavirus wave. Cohn will remain co-chairman of his special purpose acquisition company, Cohn Robbins Holding Corp.
What they're saying: "I am honored to be joining IBM as Vice Chairman. IBM is one the world’s most important companies, providing technology that helps organizations be agile and resilient in unpredictable times," Cohn tweeted.
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