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Nikki Haley- First Woman Indian American US Governor

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Nikki Haley becomes first Indian – American to become US Governor and also serve presidential administration at a Cabinet level position under Donald trump leadership. The Trump administration is likely banking on Haley’s strong communication and problem-solving skills in being the U.S. representative at the 193-member United Nations in New York.

She was born as Nimrata Nikki Randhawa; she was born to Raj Kaur Randhawa and Dr. Ajit Singh Randhawa, Sikh immigrants who had come to the US from Amritsar, India. She has one sister and two brothers, Simran, Charan and Mitti. She did her graduation from the Orangeburg Preparatory School, and received BS in accounting from the Clemson University.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee had yesterday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of The South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations.

At the age of 45, she is currently the youngest person to hold a Governor position in United States. She is also one of the only two Indian American people serving as Governor in the United States.

In her early career, she started working in FCR Corporation, a recycling and waste management company. Later, she joined Exotica International, her family clothing business as a chief financial officer. She started book keeping for her mother’s gift shop at the age of 13, and as the CFO, helped it expand to become a multimillion dollar enterprise. In 1998, she became a board of director for Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce, and was named in the Lexington Chamber of Commerce in the year 2003. Later in 2003, she became the treasurer of National Association of Women Business Owners, and was made the president in 2004.

Nikki Haley ran for her state’s House of Representatives in 2004, and became the first Indian American to hold the office. She was elected governor of the South Carolina state in 2010, and was sworn in January 2011.The Governor of Massachusetts, endorsed her during her election campaigns. She was re-elected in 2014 for a 2nd 4-year term. In 2012, Haley was expected to run for vice-presidential elections with Barack Obama, but she declined to accept or run for any such position.

Facts about Nikki Haley:-

  • She becomes first Indian – American to become US Governor and also serve presidential administration at a Cabinet level position under Donald trump leadership.
  • She was born to Raj Kaur Randhawa and Dr. Ajit Singh Randhawa, Sikh immigrants who had come to the US from Amritsar, India.
  • Nikki Haley elected as her state’s House of Representatives in 2004.
  • She started book keeping for her mother’s gift shop at the age of 13.
  • She became the treasurer of National Association of Women Business Owners, and was made the president in 2004.
  • She is currently the youngest person to hold a Governor position in United States.
  • .In 1998, she became a board of director for Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce.
  • She did her graduation from the Orangeburg Preparatory School, and received BS in accounting from the Clemson University.

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