Wilbur Ross will be ‘great’ for the US, says colleague

Wilbur Ross will be ‘great’ for the US, says colleague

The man selected for the post of Commerce secretary by President-elect Donald Trump is going to be great for the United States, according to a managing director at Wilbur Ross's investment firm.

Shaia Hosseinzadeh, head of energy and natural resources at WL Ross & Co, had only supportive words for the incoming president's cabinet pick.

"We all are very excited, Wilbur has been a tremendous force in our business and has been a great mentor to many of us and he's going to be great for the country," said Hosseinzadeh.

In pinpointing Ross's most defining attributes, the managing director at the investment firm - which Ross founded in 1997 and at which he currently remains chairman and chief strategist - highlighted his capacity to read situations.

"He has a unique ability to immediately identify what is the most important element in any discussion, transaction or negotiation and I think that's sort of been one of the things in my mind that's been most impressive working with him."

Wilbur Ross was tapped by President-elect Trump to join his incoming administration in the post of Commerce secretary on Wednesday. The 79-year old billionaire assumed the role of a senior policy adviser to Trump during his presidential election campaign.

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