Ivanka Trump is stepping down from her position as executive vice president of development and acquisitions of her eponymous lifestyle brand as she prepares to move her family to Washington D.C. ahead of her husband’s new role in the White House.
The announcement was made before the 35-year-old’s husband, Jared Kushner, accepted a senior advisor position in her father-in-law Donald Trump’s presidential administration. Kushner’s role will focus on issues relating to the Middle East and international trade. Kushner will be an “invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda,” he Trump said in a statement.
The move, which also sees Kushner step down from his role as chief executive of his family’s real estate business, now makes both parties compliant with U.S. ethics laws and is in sharp contrast to the U.S. president-elect’s failure to divest his financial share in the Trump Organization.
According to Vanity Fair, Ivanka, Jared and their three children are expected to make the move to Washington D.C. “in the coming weeks.”
The AP, however, makes it clear that Ivanka will not be taking a position in her father’s administration.
Kushner’s position in the White House will be an unsalaried post.