Indian-American Raj Shah appointed as Donald Trump's Deputy Assistant

Raj Shah currently heads Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee.

Indian-American Raj Shah appointed as Donald Trump

United States President-elect Donald Trump has now appointed young Indian-American Raj Shah as his Deputy Assistant on Wednesday.

According to the announcement made by the Presidential Transition Team, Shah has been appointed as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communication Director and Research Director.

Raj Shah, in his early 30s, currently heads Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee.


In this position, he led a team of experts to carry out research against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate. Shah was behind all the anti-Clinton campaign during the presidential elections.
"These individuals will be key leaders in helping to implement the President elect's agenda and bring real change to Washington," incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said.


A second generation Indian American, Shah's parents are from Mumbai having origins from Gujarat. First his father came to the US for studies in the 1970s then moved back to India. But after marriage, his father and mother moved back to the US in late-70s. They lived in Chicago and then moved to Connecticut, where he was born and raised.