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Trump nominates Kenneth Juster as US envoy to India

Trump sent Juster's nomination to US Senate and a confirmation hearing is likely soon

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Kenneth Juster
Kenneth Juster

President has nominated Kenneth Juster, a top economic aide and one of the key architects of the historic Indo-US civil nuclear agreement, to be the next US ambassador to India. 

sent Juster’s nomination to and a confirmation hearing is likely soon.

Juster, 62, played a key role in enhancing Indo-US ties under the administration. He would replace as the top to India if his name were confirmed.

The position has been vacant since January 20, after Verma put in his papers, as took over as US president. Juster served as the undersecretary of commerce for industry and security from 2001 to 2005 and was also the deputy assistant to for economic affairs and deputy director of the National Economic Council from January this year.

In the private sector, he has been a partner at investment firm Warburg Pincus LLC, executive vice-president at, and senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter. He has also served as chairman of University's Weatherhead Center for Affairs, and as vice-chairman of The Asia Foundation.

Juster holds a law degree from Law School, a master's degree in public policy from the School of Government at Harvard, and a bachelor's degree in government from College.

Last Friday, the president had announced his intent to nominate Juster as his top envoy to India. He sent the nomination to the Senate yesterday.

First Published: Thu, September 07 2017. 00:49 IST