Former Ambassador of United States to India

Ken Juster recently completed his service as the 25th U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of India (2017-2021). He is currently Senior Counselor at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Senior Adviser at the institutional investor CDPQ; Strategic Adviser at the software company and Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Juster previously served in the U.S. government as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, on both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council (2017); Under Secretary of Commerce (2001-2005); Counselor (Acting) of the State Department (1992-1993); and Deputy and Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger (1989-1992).

In the private sector, Juster has been a partner at the global investment firm Warburg Pincus (2010-2017), a senior executive at (2005-2010), and a senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter.

For his service as Ambassador, Juster received the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award, the Defense Department’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the Director of National Intelligence’s Exceptional Service Award, and the Energy Department’s Excellence Award. Juster holds a law degree from the Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government (Phi Beta Kappa) from Harvard College.