David W. Fulton

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Schar School of Policy and Government

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David W. Fulton is a former diplomat teaching about multilateral development banks in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He brings years of first-hand experience to the subject, having been head of USA and Canada relations at the International Finance Corporation, and advisor to the U.S. executive directors on the boards of the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Prior to joining IFC, Fulton was a senior Foreign Service officer with the rank of Minister Counselor. He has more than 25 years of experience leading trade and investment programs abroad for State and Commerce, including assignments at the U.S. Embassies in Bangladesh, Australia, Italy, Singapore, Poland, and the Philippines. He served in Washington as acting deputy assistant secretary for international operations and director of strategic planning for the Foreign Commercial Service.

He is currently principal at Multilateral Capital Advisory, LLC, which provides strategic advisory services related to the multilateral capital value chain, including equity, debt, guarantees, trade finance, grants, and other tools to support private sector development in emerging markets.

Fulton has a law degree from the College of William and Mary, and a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.