Turning Talk Into Action

Ministerial Roundtable: 14 January 2025

Conference and Exhibition: 15 - 16 January 2025

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Turning Talk Into Action


Joseph McMonigle is the fifth Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), the largest international organization of energy ministers based in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His term officially started on July 1, 2020.

He has over 20 years of experience working on energy issues in the public and private sectors. He served as Chief of Staff at the US Department of Energy (2001-2005) helping to manage a cabinet agency with $23 billion budget and over 100,000 employees.

In addition, he served two years as Vice Chairman and US Representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the US co-chair of the US-China Energy Working Group.

As a global energy leader, Mr. McMonigle is a frequent speaker at international energy conferences and ministerial meetings as well as a commentator for Al-Arabiya TV, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Financial Times, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets.

Prior to becoming Secretary General, Mr. McMonigle was the President & Co-Founder of The Abraham Group consulting firm based in Washington D.C. as well as a senior energy analyst for Hedgeye Risk Management based in Stamford, Connecticut.

Mr. McMonigle is also an attorney licensed in the District of Colombia and Pennsylvania.