Washington: Former US commerce secretary
William Daley, a strong advocate of enhanced Indo-US ties, has
been chosen by President Barack Obama as his new Chief of
Daley, 62, would replace Pete Rouse, interim chief of
staff, who would become the counselor to the US President.
He will be the long-term successor to former chief of
staff Rahm Emanuel, who left the administration last year in a
bid to win election as mayor of Chicago.
Obama is expected to make an announcement in this
regard later in the day.
Daley is currently an executive with J P Morgan Chase.
Daley is considered to be a close friend of India and
has been a strong advocate of enhanced Indo-US trade ties. He
is also supportive of outsourcing.