Nikki Haley Appointed US Envoy to UN

Nikki Haley was  named as US envoy to the United Nations by President-elect Donald Trump.

She has become the first-ever Indian-American to be appointed to a cabinet-level post in any US administration.

She is the first woman tapped by Trump for a top-level administration post during his transition to the White House.

The cabinet position would require confirmation by the Senate. If confirmed by the Senate, Haley would be the first Indian-American to be appointed to a cabinet-level position in any presidential administration.

Born Nimrata “Nikki” Randhawa, Haley is the first minority and female governor of South Carolina.

She is the first Indian-American woman Governor and the second Indian-American governor of any State. Prior to becoming governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011.