Frederick O'Regan

Frederick M. O’Regan

Frederick M. O’Regan is an independent consultant and formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), a worldwide animal protection and conservation organization with headquarters on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Fred also served as the Peace Corps’ Regional Director for Europe, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean—responsible for Peace Corps operations in 24 countries. He has also worked as Program Director with the Aspen Institute, headed the Community Economics Corporation (advising the World Bank and USAID on grassroots economic development programming.) Fred taught community-based economic development at the graduate level at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. In the 1980s, he headed the World Education microfinance and microenterprise program that became the K-REP Bank. He began his career as a Peace Corps Science Teacher in Swaziland. He has published numerous articles and papers on international development and co-authored two books on development assistance policy and economic development among the poor.