Mr. Sherif Soliman was appointed Commissioner for the New York City Department of Finance on December 30, 2020. Prior to the appointment, Mr. Soliman served as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Operations, where he oversaw the functions of over 20 agencies and offices, including the Department of Finance and the Mayor’s Office of Pensions and Investments. Mr. Soliman previously served as Senior Advisor to the First Deputy Mayor where he managed a portfolio consisting of tax, labor and pension policy and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Previously, Mr. Soliman served as Director of State Legislative Affairs for Mayor De Blasio, where he was the Administration’s chief representative in Albany. His previous positions include Director of Communications at the New York City Employees’ Retirement System, legislative representative in the Mayor’s Office of State Legislative Affairs, and as Chief of Staff for former Assemblyman Eric N. Vitaliano, Chair of the Assembly Governmental Employees Committee. Mr. Soliman holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.