Kenneth Juster to next United States ambassador to India

Kenneth Juster to be new US ambassador to India: White House

Kenneth Juster to be new US ambassador to India: White House

Juster also got drafted into the trusted circles of Trump and was entrusted with important responsibilities such as president's representative and lead USA negotiator ('Sherpa') for the annual G-7, G-20, and APEC Summits.

"Ken has a strong and positive relationship with everyone in the White House, including the president".

Juster, a lawyer from Harvard University, knows India well and was deeply involved in successful bilateral negotiations between the United States and India.

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"Senior Trump Administration officials say his impending appointment to represent Washington in New Delhi is a consensus pick that places a top notch India expert in a crucial diplomatic post and he is now going through a new round of clearances before his appointment can be officially announced", the Post report said.

A trustee of The Asia Foundation, a non-profit development organization, and member of the Council for Foreign Relations, a strategic think-tank of global influence, Juster is now Donald Trump's Deputy Assistant for International Economic Affairs. The Indians will welcome him enthusiastically. He served as the US chair of the US-India High Technology Cooperation Group (HTCG), a key initiative of Bush administration in advancing strategic ties with India, especially in the context of India-US nuclear deal. "He is a known quantity". Verma was appointed by Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, and resigned as Donald Trump took over the U.S. presidency. He was also one of the key architects of the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative between the USA and India. Juster is a deputy to NEC director Gary Cohn.

Juster's career has spanned over 35 years in government, law, business, finance, and global affairs.

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A report by the Daily Beast claims that Juster has questionable private equity ties.

Warburg Pincus, where Juster was a partner until January, is scaling up its investments in Indian companies, raising questions about potential financial conflicts if Juster is confirmed.

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