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Sherif Soliman

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Recommended by: New York City Mayor
Date appointed: June 2, 2022
Term expires: December 31, 2026
Committee assignments: Finance; NYCT/MTA Bus; Capital Program; and Audit

Sherif Soliman has nearly 25 years of experience in government, including various roles in three mayoral administrations in the City of New York. He currently serves as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Policy and Planning, where he oversees policy development in key areas of Mayor Eric Adams’ policy portfolio.

Prior to his current position, Soliman was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Finance, leading an agency that annually collects more than $40 billion in revenue and assesses over 1.1 million properties with a total combined value of $1.3 trillion.

Before his appointment as Finance Commissioner, Soliman served as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Operations, where he oversaw 20 agencies and offices and played a key leadership role in the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Soliman also served as Senior Advisor to the First Deputy Mayor, where he oversaw a portfolio including the MTA, tax policy, labor policy, and pension policy.

Soliman led efforts to secure new revenue for the 2020-2024 MTA capital plan, negotiated new Project Labor Agreements that cover billions of dollars in public construction work, and managed a commission that recommended the most significant reforms to New York City’s property tax system in 40 years.

Soliman also served as Director of State Legislative Affairs, where he secured the enactment of several legislative and budgetary priorities, including the nation-leading universal pre-kindergarten program.

Soliman was also Communications Director for the New York City Employees’ Retirement System; Assistant Legislative Representative in the Bloomberg Administration; and Chief of Staff for former Assemblyman Eric Vitaliano.

Soliman received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He is a lifelong New Yorker and lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.