US President Donald Trump today nominated Kenneth I. Juster as the next US ambassador to India. Kenneth will replace Richard Verma if his nomination is confirmed by the Senate. The position was lying vacant since January 20 after Donald Trump ascended as the 45th President of US. But who is Kenneth Juster who is set to be the next US ambassador to India? Five important things you should know about Donald Trump’s top man for the post:
1.Kenneth Juster is a top economic aide and one of the key architects of the historic Indo-US civil nuclear agreement. He is the Deputy Assistant to the US president for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of his National Economic Council, PTI reported.
2. Kenneth Juster had a key role to play in developing the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement between the US and India. According to PTI, his work related to India was instrumental in transforming the US-India relationship and laid the foundation for the historic civil nuclear agreement between the two countries.
3. Kenneth Juster prior to this had served as the Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001-2005, Counselor (acting) of the State Department from 1992-1993, 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.
4. Kenneth Juster has also served as Vice Chairman of The Asia Foundation and Chairman of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
5. Kenneth Juster holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in Public Policy from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard College, according to PTI report.
(With PTI inputs)