US ambassador to India - Eric Garcetti

American politician and Diplomat Eric Garcetti was appointed as the brand ambassador of the US in India by the US Senate on a vote of 52-42 on 15 March 2023.

Mar 16, 2023 - 16:04
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US ambassador to India - Eric Garcetti
Eric Michael Garcetti is an American Diplomat and Politician who was recently appointed as US ambassador to India upon the nomination of US president Joe Biden. 

Education and Early Life

Eric was born on 4th February 1971, in Los Angeles to Sukey (Née Roth) and Gil Garcetti ( former Attorney of Los Angeles County District). Garcetti completed his Bachelor of Art from Columbia University in 1992 and Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in 1993.


Garcetti was Mayor of Los Angeles from 2013 to 2022. He was a member of the Democratic party and was elected in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. Before he became mayor he had been a member of the Los Angeles City council and was its president from 2006 to 2012. He was the first Jewish Mayor of the city and its second Mexican American Mayor. He was the youngest Mayor in over 100 years.

Some Interesting facts

Garcetti has a lot of interests and hobbies including Photography, Playing the piano, and Composing music. 

He married his Girlfriend Amy Elaine Wakeland, whom he met while studying in Oxford. The Couple has an adopted Daughter Maya Juanita.

Eric Garcetti is Jewish by Religion and faith.

He received the Green Cross Millenium Award for Local Environmental Leadership in 2003, the New Frontier Award Presented in 2006, the NAACP "Person of the Year" in 2014, and the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Whittier College in 2015.

He has appeared in several TV shows and series like The Closer and Angie Tribeca.

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