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Mukherjee departs Blackstone for Treasury

Anjan Mukherjee will join the US Treasury Department, according to reports

Blackstone senior managing director Anjan Mukherjee has left the firm to join the US Treasury Department, where he will advise on the markets and matters related to financial institutions according to reports.

Blackstone was unavailable for comment by press time.

At Blackstone, Mukherjee was in the firm’s private equity-unit and was on the investment committee. According to the Wall Street Journal he was involved in the acquisitions of Stiefel Laboratories, Polymer Group, and Emdeon.

Mukherjee has previously held public sector positions in his home state of Massachusetts as well as the US Department of Education. He was also a member of President Obama’s 2008 transition team.

At Treasury he will be counselor to the secretary and deputy assistant secretary for financial institutions, according to a department spokesperson.