Nikki Haley, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined the board of embattled aircraft manufacturer Boeing seven months after leaving the Trump administration, according to CBS News.
Haley resigned from her post at the UN last year, suggesting she would be pursuing opportunities in the private sector. At the time, she dismissed reporters’ suggestions that she would seek to run in the 2020 election, saying she would campaign for the president.
Haley served as governor of South Carolina between 2011 and 2017, and as a member of South Carolina's House of Representatives between 2005 and 2011 before joining the Trump Administration.
According to CBS News, Haley has hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, which may have influenced her decision to leave the UN. Her office, however, denied that suggestion.
Boeing has recently fallen under scrutiny for its 737 Max planes were implicated in two moral crashes. The firm took a $1 billion loss after its fleet of 737 Max jets was grounded.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the company is progressing towards a software update that will allow the Federal Aviation Administration to certify the aircraft as safe.
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