President-elect Donald Trump is learned to have picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations.
Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants and since 2011 is serving as the 116th Governor of South Carolina. Earlier, between 2005 and 2011, she had represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives.
She became the first woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina and also the youngest current governor in the United States.
She was 44-year-old in 2011.
After Bobby Jindal she became the second Indian-American to serve as governor in the United States. In 2014 she was re-elected to a second term and her term is to expire on January 9, 2019.
She has a strong communication and problem solving skill and Trump administration is said to be banking on her talent.
She was earlier praise for calm handling historic flood last month and the racially-charged Charleston church shooting following which she persuaded the lawmakers to remove Confederate battle flag that had flown on the Statehouse grounds for over half century years.
Haley awaits for confirmation by the US Senate and she would succeed Samantha Power.
She entered into politics in 2004 and prior to the move she worked in her family’s Lexington clothing store.