Shalabh Kumar, a key advisor to Donald Trump, speaking at a press conference in New Delhi on Oct. 7, 2016. The Indian American businessman has been appointed to President-elect Trump’s Transition Finance and Inauguration committee, (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images) 

WASHINGTON – Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar, a prominent Indian American industrialist who played a leading role in mobilizing Hindus for President-elect Donald Trump has been appointed to the Transition Finance and Inauguration committee, a Republican Hindu organization said.

Kumar, who is founder and president of the Republican Hindu Coalition, has been appointed to the Transition Finance and Inauguration teams.

“I am honored to accept these positions with the transition team and the inauguration committee,” Kumar said in a statement.

“I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working together with Steve and the other members of the Trump administration to Make America Great Again,” he said.

Kumar along with Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s pick for treasury secretary, also played a key role in organizing the “Aab Ki baar Trump Sarkar” ad campaign.

Kumar collaborated on the Humanity United Against Terror event in New Jersey on Oct. 15, and on other events during the campaign, including a meet and greet between Donald Trump and Hindu leaders in Orlando just days before the election, as well as a visit by Trump’s son-in-law to a Hindu Temple.

He also donated $898,000 towards Trump’s victory campaign.

Trump, who is forming his Cabinet, has already picked two Indian American women: Nikki Haley as U.S. envoy to the United Nations, and Dr. Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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