Frederick H. Gerlach
Dr. F.H. Gerlach & Associates
3248 S. New York Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207, USA
Tel.: +1 414 294 5887
Email:, Webpage:
LANGUAGES: English - native
German - fluent
French - working knowledge
Arabic - working knowledge
EDUCATION:  University of Wisconsin (Madison), B.A. in German (1961)
Bonn (Germany) University, Two semesters, 1959-60
Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), Master of International Affairs (1963); Ph. D., international relations & Middle East area studies (1968); dissertation: "The Tragic Triangle: Israel, Divided Germany and the Arabs, 1956-1965"
International trade seminar, U.S. Department of Commerce (1972)
Oxford Energy Seminar (1983)
  • Various assignments involving medium-size and large companies in Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and the United States
  • Long experience in senior embassy positions managing complex, multi-agency operations in countries with difficult living conditions
  • Many years of experience in analyzing the economies of "Third World" (particularly oil- and gas-producing) countries and in facilitating business contacts with local companies
  • Adjunct Instructor for "International Political Economy", "World of Islam", "Politics of the Middle East and North Africa" and "Global Dimensions in Business" at various universities
  • Co-author of Business Planning (1999) and co-editor of Franchising (1998) - books in the series "Aspects of the Market Economy", published by a division of Enterprise Plus Ltd. (Jersey/UK)
  • Numerous articles on privatization, oil, energy and other subjects in a variety of trade and professional journals
  • “Student or Spy: Reflections on the Perils of Field Research”, chapter of a Festschrift in honor of Prof. J. C. Hurewitz (1987)
  • Adjunct Instructor at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI, teaching "International Political Economy" to undergraduates; at Concordia University of Wisconsin, Mequon, WI, teaching "World of Islam" and "Global Dimensions in Business" to adults; at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, teaching "Politics of the Middle East and North Africa" to advanced undergraduate and graduate students; and at the University of Wisconsin--Washington County, teaching "International Politics"
  • Consultant. Specific projects: external evaluations; analytical studies; mergers and acquisitions advice and assistance; representative offices for clients seeking new markets in Germany, the Middle East and other countries; cross-cultural resource on Germany for Berlitz International
  • Director, Eastern Publishing Ltd.
  • Part-time lecturer on "International Political Economy", a master's-level course in the Boston University Overseas Program, Germany
  • Deputy Chief of Mission or Chargé d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Managed an embassy "country team" of five different agencies and a large multinational staff. Supervised the conduct of U.S.-UAE relations
  • Deputy Director, Office of Energy Affairs, State Department, Washington. Coordinated U.S. energy policy related to the oil-producing countries and represented the State Department at meetings of the International Energy Agency in Paris
  • Chief of the U.S. Embassy Liaison Office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and (1981-82) Counsellor of Embassy for Economic Affairs. Managed a multi-agency presence in the capital of Saudi Arabia before foreign embassies were allowed to locate there; supervised the Embassy's economic reporting program
  • Various State Department positions in Washington and abroad (Morocco, Zambia and Sudan)
  • As U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Abu Dhabi, UAE, continuously from January to October 1986, represented the U.S. Government at all official functions while overseeing major internal administrative improvements in the Embassy
  • In Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, hosted the visits of numerous U.S. cabinet- and sub-cabinet-level officials, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen and other VIP's
  • Evaluated the programs of, and co-authored reports on, the Development Gateway Foundation (2004-05) and the Global Development Network (2003-04)
  • Managed the editing, and contributed major portions, of a study for the Ford Foundation, "Poverty Alleviation through the Use of Financial Instruments"
  • Developed from scratch a profitable client base in Germany for the U.S. brokerage subsidiary of a major international bank
  • Brought Arab investors to several East German firms wishing to complement their privatization plans with the development of new markets
  • Prepared the feasibility study for replicable small bakeries in the St. Petersburg region of Russia
  • Participated ("hands-on" involvement) in the privatization of individual Polish and East German companies
  • Researched and co-edited a report on private sector development in Romania to serve as the EBRD’s contribution to a major donor conference
  • Researched and wrote energy reports on (eastern) Germany, Poland, Hungary, and the former Czechoslovakia, as well as general and sectoral reports on Zambia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
  • Developed marketing concepts and international venture-capital investment structures for several technical inventions
Bonn-Wisconsin Exchange Fellowship
Phi Beta Kappa
Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, Columbia University
Superior Honor Award, Department of State, 1979 and 1987
Inclusion in “Who’s Who in America” (1999 and subsequent editions) and other Marquis publications
OTHER: Computer skills (incl. speadsheet analysis and Webpage construction/editing)

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