Before joining Young Voices, Fred Roeder successfully founded a consulting firm, which focuses on healthcare consulting in post-communist countries and trans-atlantic healthcare partnerships. Fred also worked as a public policy advocate in health systems around the world (e.g. Germany, Canada, Lithuania, Romania) and conducted management trainings for the World Bank. As an Associated Researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Institut fuer unternehmerische Freiheit Berlin he advocates for sustainable healthcare systems, which allow affordability for future generations and intergenerational justice.
He supported a US-based non-profit during their internationalization process. Fred teaches as a visiting professor and lecturer at several MBA programs in Eastern Europe (e.g. Lithuania and the Republic of Georgia). Fred studied in Germany, China, and Slovenia and holds a Degree in Healthcare Management and Economics from the University of Bayreuth (Germany). Already during his teenage years Fred gained first insights into journalism while being active in the German Youth Press and first steps in online journalism.
Fred’s writing and comments have appeared in newspapers and TV channels in Germany, Canada, France, Switzerland, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, and the Republic of Georgia. This includes the Financial Times Germany, the Montreal Gazette, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, iPolitics, Prince Arthur Herald, Argent, Metro, Contrepoints, Die Zeit, Krankenhaus Umschau, Krankenhaus Management Aktuell, Courrier du Médecin Vaudois. So far he has appeared as a political commentator taking position for his generation on the German state television PHOENIX, the Canadian SUN TV, Russia Today, and GEONEWS Georgia.