Fredric S. “Fred” Berger, chairman emeritus of global infrastructure construction giant Louis Berger, died April 23. He was 67, and had been fighting pancreatic cancer, the firm said.
Berger became chairman of The Louis Berger Group in 2007. He previously was a senior vice president involved with corporate affairs and projects in Afghanistan, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
“During his career, Fred worked on four continents and managed projects in nearly 70 countries, making him into Louis Berger’s definitive ambassador to the world,” Louis Berger President & CEO Nicholas J. Masucci wrote in an email to company employees.
Berger was a founding trustee of The American University of Afghanistan, that nation’s only coeducational, independent, private university. He also served on the board of overseers at Tufts University, and was an advisory board member of the University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, and at the International Advisory Council of the United States Institute of Peace.
Berger had a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and his adult children Sofia, Nathan and Susana.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s honor to the American University of Afghanistan at http://auaf.edu.af/giving/