Donald Trump has announced South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as the new US ambassador to the UN.
Ms Haley, 44, is the first woman appointed to his cabinet. The Republican governor is currently serving her second term, and has worked on trade and labour issues, but is said to have little foreign policy experience.
After the announcement, Jason Miller, a transition spokesman, said Mr Trump has interviewed more than 60 "qualified people" for administration jobs.
"Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country," Mr Trump said in the release. "She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage."
Ms Haley, an outspoken Trump critic throughout much of the presidential race, would become his first female — and first minority — Cabinet-level official if confirmed by the Senate. She is the daughter of Indian immigrants and is the second Asian-American to serve as a US governor.