Nikki Haley. Pic/AFP
Washington: Nikki Haley was yesterday picked by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as US ambassador to the United Nations, becoming first Indian-American to be appointed to a cabinet-level post in the US administration.
The 44-year-old daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley is first woman tapped by Trump for a top-level administration post during his transition to the White House. Citing a source familiar with the decision, CNN reported that President-elect Trump has picked South Carolina Governor to be the US ambassador to the UN.
Haley has become the first woman and minority to join Trump’s administration. She would also be the first ever Indian-American Cabinet rank official in any administration.