US President Donald Trump will nominate Kenneth Juster to be ambassador to India, the White House said on Friday.
Juster was a deputy assistant to Trump for international economic affairs and the deputy director of the National Economic Council until June.
From 2001 to 2005 he was under secretary of Commerce under former president George W. Bush.
The position has been lying vacant since January 20 when Mr Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Juster has previously served as Under Secretary of Commerce from 2001-2005, Counselor of the State Department from 1992-1993 and Deputy and senior Adviser to the Deputy Secretary of State from 1989-1992.