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Dina Habib Powell: Financial Executive, Philanthropist and Political Advisor

Dina Powell McCormick (née Habib) is an Egyptian-American financial executive, philanthropist and political advisor, best known for having been the United States Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy to former President Donald Trump. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1973, she immigrated with her family to the United States as a young child, where they settled in Dallas, Texas.

During the George W. Bush administration, Powell served in several roles, first as an Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel and then as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs and Deputy Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy.

Powell joined the Trump administration during the transition period and remained thereafter, as Deputy National Security Advisor, where she held a role determining the first year of the administration’s foreign policy, with a strong focus regarding Middle East policy. She was also an Assistant to the President and Senior Counselor for Economic Initiatives.

In early 2018, she left the Trump administration and returned to work for Goldman Sachs, where she is a Partner and now serves on the Management Committee.

Photo: “Dina Habib Powell, Head, Impact Investing Business, Goldman Sachs; President, Goldman Sachs Foundation” by Chatham House, London is marked with CC BY 2.0.