Indian-American Nikki Haley named as US ambassador to UN
US President-elect Donald Trump has named Indian-American Governor of South Carolina State, Nikki Haley (44) for the high-profile post of US ambassador to the United Nations.
With this, she becomes the first Indian-American to be appointed to a Cabinet-level post in any US administration. She is also first female appointment to a Cabinet-level post and overall sixth appointment of the President-elect Donald Trump led administration.
About Nikki Haley
- Nikki Haley is a daughter of Indian immigrants. She is currently serving her second term as Governor of South Carolina State.
- She became the first woman to serve as a Governor of South Carolina in 2011. Currently, she holds the distinction of being the youngest current governor in the US.
- She is also the second Indian-American after Bobby Jindal to serve as governor of a state in the US. She is one among the six Asian-American governors of the US.
- Prior to becoming governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.