Kenneth Juster, the U.S.’s next ambassador to India, was sworn in to office Nov. 13 by Vice President Mike Pence.
Juster — who has played a critical role over the past 16 years in cementing the U.S.-India relationship in both his private and public-sector roles — took the oath of office as his mother, Muriel Juster, looked on. He was unanimously confirmed by the full Senate Nov. 2 (Read India-West’s earlier story here).
“Congrats, Ken Juster, the new U.S Ambassador to India!” tweeted Pence after the ceremony. “The ties between the United States and India run deep, and @POTUS & I are confident that with his leadership, integrity & experience, Ken will build an even stronger partnership that will benefit our nation & our people,” tweeted the vice president.
Juster’s first call of duty in his new role will be to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad Nov. 28-30. Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, is leading a powerful delegation of business luminaries to the GES, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate.