Fred Irwin is a Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. Based in Frankfurt, he assists clients with issues related to Germany. Mr. Irwin is presently Vice Chairman of Citigroup Germany, where he has worked for 26 years.
Mr. Irwin is currently President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Motorola GmbH and was appointed by the German Chancellor as Chairman of Opel Trust GmbH to supervise the investment of GM assets in Europe.
Mr. Irwin is member of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V., the Frankfurter Gesellschaft, the Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen Advisory Board, as well as Member of the Banking Committee of the IHK Frankfurt.
He was formerly Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ifb AG and was a member of National Football League European Advisory Board from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Irwin also spent 30 years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, stationed in Germany, where he attained the rank of Colonel.
In 1984, he joined Citibank AG as Vice President and Business Head and became Manager Director, Member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup Germany in 2003. From 2008 to 2009 Mr. Irwin served as Citi Country Officer at Citigroup & Citibank Germany, until he became Vice Chairman in 2009.
Mr. Irwin received the German Service Award in 1998 and the German Service Award 1st class in 2002. He was also the first non-German to receive the “Ehrenplakette,” the honorary medal of the city of Frankfurt.
Mr. Irwin earned his M.B.A. from Xavier University and speaks German.