US President Donald Trump nominated economic expert Ken Juster to be the US ambassador to India, the White House announced on Friday.
The widely expected appointment is subject to Senate confirmation, but Juster is expected to get the nod for the post given his long service in government and expertise on India. Juster most recently served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.
Juster has previously served as Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001-2005 and deputy and senior adviser to the Deputy Secretary of State from 1989-1992. In the private sector, he has been a partner at the investment firm Warburg Pincus LLC, Executive Vice President at Salesforce.com, and senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter.
Juster has also served as Chairman of Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and as Vice Chairman of The Asia Foundation. He holds an A.B. in Government (Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard College, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School.