Kenneth Juster, Deputy Assistant to the US president for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of his National Economic Council, may be appointed as the US ambassador to India, unless President Donald Trump, who is seen in the habit of changing his mind too often, may decide otherwise.
In June too, the White House said that Juster may be appointed America’s new ambassador to India. But nothing happened since. He has not been nominated till now to the Senate for confirmation in his appointment.
The post of US ambassador to India has been lying vacant since January 20 when Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and then ambassador Richard Varma put in his papers.
Juster has previously served as 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.