Wilbur Ross would be a "very strange" fit for the role of commerce secretary, according to Jon Moulton, founder and managing partner of London-based Better Capital, with reports circulating that the billionaire investor is being lined up to be part of Donald Trump's presidential team.
"Wilbur is pushing towards 80 … It would seem very strange to take somebody of that age into such a senior role, almost like the Chinese used to do," Moulton told CNBC Wednesday.
Carl Icahn used his Twitter feed on Tuesday to confirm that the president-elect is looking at Wilbur Ross for the post, as well as Wall Street veteran Steven Mnuchin for his choice of treasury secretary.
So far, Trump has announced the appointment of Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican Committee, as the next White House chief of staff. Stephen Bannon, the former president of Breitbart News, has been also appointed as a chief strategist.
"There are some very odd names, there are some relatively failed politicians on the list, some extremist-type industrialists, there's a very diverse range of people there," Moulton told CNBC, commenting on speculation surrounding Trump's future team.