Alumni Profile

W. Bowman Cutter III, MPA 2007
W. Bowman Cutter
Former Managing Director, Warburg Pincus Former Director, National Economic Council, White House Senior Fellow and Director, Economic Policy Initiative, Roosevelt Institute
MPA, Class of 1968
Bowman Cutter joined The Roosevelt Institute in October 2009 as Senior Fellow and Director, Economic Policy Initiative after retiring from Warburg Pincus, a major global private equity firm headquartered in New York City, between 1996 and 2009 where he served both as the firm’s economist and as a leader in its international business, with particular reference to Asia.
Mr. Cutter served with distinction during two Democratic presidencies -- at the National Economic Council, from 1993-1996 and from 1976 to 1981, at the Office of Management and Budget.  Mr. Cutter also served as leader of the OMB transition team after the election of President Obama.
Mr. Cutter is currently the Chairman of the Board of CARE, the global development organization (where he has been a member of the Board for 17 years); and is a founder and current Chairman of MicroVest, a leading global microfinance fund with assets under management now in excess of $150 million. He is also Chairman of the Board of Resources for the Future, one of the most important energy and environmental research institutes in the world; and Chairman of the Tunisian American Enterprise Fund which was founded by the US government to steer investment capital to existing or start-up businesses and help the country recover from revolutionary turmoil.
In addition, Mr. Cutter is a member of the Governing Council of the IFMR Trust, in India, focusing upon market based solutions to the problems of severe poverty in India; a member of the executive committee and immediate past co-chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, the leading business “think-tank” in the United States; and a board member of the Russell Sage Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Cutter holds degrees from Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.