Shuvam Dutta, 2013, India

Associate Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group - Washington, DC

How did your Fletcher experience prepare you for your current job? Coming into Fletcher, I was an investment banker transitioning into being a development professional. My time spent at Fletcher helped me understand how policy innovations can broaden financial access and how effective collaboration between governments and the private sector can foster sustainable economic development.

What was your favorite class at Fletcher and why? My favorite class at Fletcher was the module on International Financial Management taken by Prof. Laurent Jacque. I would always look forward to my class with Prof. Jacque. Apart from being an exceptional thinker in his field, what set him apart was his wit, his ability to keep a class engaged, and above all that he always had so much time for his students. My interactions with him helped me broaden my understanding of how financial innovation can enable emerging market businesses to access capital markets, mobilize capital for large scale projects, and introduce improvements to the functioning of markets. 

Favorite Author:

P.G. Wodehouse

Favorite Musician:

Bob Dylan

Favorite City:


Experience When You Felt The Farthest From Home:

Spending a night in a hamlet in Khardung La, Ladakh

Best Place to Study:

Reading Room at Ginn Library

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
    Human Security
    International Business Relations

Summer Internship

Short Term Consultant with the International Finance Corporation, South Asia Infrastructure Investments Group - World Bank Group, New Delhi, India

Fletcher Capstone

  • Letting the Sun Shine in: The Role of Development Finance Institutions in Catalyzing Investments in the Indian Solar Industry

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Ambassachords
    Centre for Emerging Market Enterprises
    Harvard Law and International Development Society

Education before Fletcher

  • B.S., Economics, Singapore Management University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Standard Chartered Bank, Investment Banking Analyst - Singapore
    Monetary Authority of Singapore, Policy Analyst - Singapore
    Child Relief and You, Volunteer - India


  • Bengali