Ignacio del Busto Mellado

Ignacio del Busto Mellado, MALD 2015, Spain

Current Role: Senior Manager at IDinsight 

Fields of Study:

  • Political Systems and Theories
  • International Political Economy

Activities at Fletcher:

  • Political Risk Analysis
  • European Club
  • Fletcher Debate Society
  • International Development Group

Education before Fletcher:

  • Licenciatura, Business, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE
  • BA and MA courses (exchange student), Business, BI School of Management

Experience before Fletcher:

  • Endeavor, Princeton in Latin America Fellow, Mexico City/ Mexico
  • World Bank, Junior Professional Associate, Washington DC, USA
  • Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Trade Expert, Bucharest, Romania


  • Spanish
  • English

Why Fletcher: I learned about Fletcher’s rigorous academic and technical curriculum from former colleagues at the World Bank who attended Fletcher. Development and economic outcomes are affected by multiple factors and are the result of different dimensions interacting. Fletcher allowed me to start analyzing these dimensions from day one through its flexible curriculum and multidisciplinary approach.

On career preparation:  Fletcher’s Professional Development Program is a great example of the superior care that Fletcher takes of its students, and an excellent tool to learn how to best market the skills we will acquire during these two years when we transition back from graduate school into a career.