Eric Garcetti becomes United State's newly nominated envoy to India
10th July, 2021
United States President Joe Biden named Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as his ambassador to India on Friday.
Mr. Garcetti, 50, would succeed Kenneth Juster, who served as India's Ambassador to the United States during the Trump administration.
Mr. Juster was named a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations earlier this week.
The White House announced Eric M Garcetti's nomination alongside that of several other ambassadors, stating that he has been Mayor of the City of Los Angeles since 2013, following 12 years on the City Council, including six as Council President.
Mr. Garcetti co-founded Climate Mayors and oversaw the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement by more than 400 mayors across the United States.
He is the current Chair of C40 Cities, a network of 97 of the world's largest cities taking bold climate action. He has led C40's engagement and expansion in India, as well as the organization's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic through the sharing of best practises and resources. Mr. Garcetti served as an Intelligence Officer in the US Navy Reserve Component for 12 years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 2017. He served under the Commander, US Pacific Fleet and the Defence Intelligence Agency.