Joseph McMonigle
Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General

International Energy Forum (IEF)


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 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 during the first term of the Bush Administration helping to manage a cabinet agency with $23 billion budget and over 100,000 federal and contractor employees.

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

Prior to becoming Secretary General, Mr. McMonigle was the President & Co-Founder of The Abraham Group, a leading international energy sector management 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 an attorney and a member of the Energy Bar Association and licensed in the District of Colombia and Pennsylvania state bars. He is also an FAA licensed pilot with instrument rating.