Shyam Sundaram is an Associate Partner and Chief of Staff at Dalberg Advisors. As Chief of Staff, he works with the global management team to define and set strategic priorities for the firm as a whole, and organizes the activities around them to ensure they become a reality. In his role as Associate Partner, Shyam works with multilateral organizations and foundations around the world on their vision-setting, strategic direction, program design and overall organizational effectiveness. In particular, Shyam co-leads Dalberg Advisors' Talent and Leadership Development practice area and works with clients to find the best strategies and approaches to attract, activate and unleash their organizational talent.
Immediately prior to joining Dalberg, Shyam worked with the World Bank Group focusing on disaster risk management in the Middle East North Africa region. Shyam also previously consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank and has worked with a number of smaller NGOs in the conflict resolution sector including the International Crisis Group. Shyam holds a MS with honors from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a BA with honors from Brown University. He is fluent in French and Tamil.