Mr.W.Bowman Cutter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. He was a managing director of Warburg Pincus, a major global private equity firm headquartered in New York City, between 1996 and 2009 where he served as the firm’s economist; as a leader in its international business and as one of the firm’s principal fund raisers.
Mr. Cutter joined Warburg Pincus directly from a senior economic policy role in the Administration of President Bill Clinton. He has served with distinction during two Democratic presidencies: at the National Economic Council, from 1992-1996, during the Clinton Presidency – as director of the National Economic Council and Deputy Assistant to the President and at the Office of Management and Budget from 1976-1981, during the Carter Presidency, as Executive Director for Budget. Mr. Cutter also served as leader of the OMB transition team after the election of President Obama. From 1981-1993, he was vice chairman and managing partner at Coopers & Lybrand, the global accounting and consulting firm that subsequently merged with Price Waterhouse.
Mr.Cutter’s central public policy interest has been the development and management of economic policy, in particular the issues related to economic growth, development and the alleviation of poverty.
Mr. Cutter has just completed a 7 year term as Chairman of the Board of CARE, the global development organization (where he has been a member of the Board for 19 years) and is a founder and current Chairman of MicroVest, a leading global microfinance fund with assets under management now in excess of $250 million. He is also Chairman of the Board of Resources for the Future and Chairman of the Tunisian American Enterprise Fund (TAEF).
Mr. Cutter’s additional board roles include serving as a member of the Governing Council of the IFMR Trust, in India, a member of the executive committee and immediate past co-chairman of the Committee for Economic Development and as 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.