President Donald Trump will nominate Kenneth Juster as the U.S. ambassador to India, the White House said on Friday.
The position has been lying vacant since January 20 when Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
Juster served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council from January 2017-June 2017.
His career has spanned over 35 years in government, law, business, finance, and international affairs.
Juster has also previously served as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Chairman of Freedom House, the Vice Chairman of the Asia Foundation, and a member of the Trilateral Commission.
Ashley Tellis, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said that Juster knows India well and the people there would welcome him enthusiastically as he is a known face there.
He also said that Juster was deeply involved in successful bilateral negotiations between the two countries.