US Donald Trump will be nominating his Deputy Assistant Kenneth Juster as the next US Ambassador in India and he will replace Richard Verma if the nomination is confirmed by US Senate.
Kenneth Juster, a Harvard Law School master and one of the top American economists who has an expertise on India and is currently Trump’s Deputy Assistant for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of his National Economic Council; he is likely to become the next US Ambassador to India. Previous US Ambassador to India was Indian-origin American diplomat Richard Verma, the man who has set out the benchmarks of the post sky-high. But the position of US Ambassador in India has been vacant ever since Trump was sworn in, on January 20.
This is important because a US Ambassador in India will bridges, builds and strengthens economic relations between both countries. Being one of the top economic aides in American and having vast experience with Indian relations, Juster could be the medium of better Indo-American trade ties. Juster has been the key architect when historic Indo-US Civil nuclear agreement was passed and has also helped in several economic deals between India and US. He has also served as Vice Chairman of The Asia Foundation and Chairman of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. So in short, we might be in good hands if Juster is nominated by Trump and the Senate approves it.
Juster is also a businessman with investments in firms like Warburg Pincus LLC, Salesforce.com and a law firm Arnold & Porter. With many economic relations and links with businessmen, Juster is expected to bring a lot of business mass to Indian market, leaving us with a lot more opportunities and a chunk from that American pie everyone craves for, well not everyone, but almost.