Kenneth Juster, corporate icon to replace Richard Verma
At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preparing for his US trip, President Donald Trump has nominated his close aide, Kenneth Juster, as the next ambassador to India. He is presently deputy assistant to the US President for international economic affairs and deputy director of his National Economic Council.
Juster, 62, would replace Richard Verma, if confirmed by the Senate. His appointment is not formally announced yet. However, White House confirmation puts to rest all speculations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump on June 26 at White House.
Juster served in the administrations of George WH Bush and his son George W Bush. Juster was the undersecretary of commerce between 2001 and 2005. During 1989-1993 he first served as Deputy and Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger and later became an acting counselor of the Department of State during 1992-1993.
He has also been veteran in the corporate world. He served as Managing Director of Warburg Pincus till January 2017, when Donald Trump took over as President. He has also been international lawyer and worked as partner at Arnold & Porter law firm during 1981 to 2001.