The first lecture of 2021 in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Gas Lecture Series will be held on March 1.
The lecture will be delivered by Joseph McMonigle, secretary general of the International Energy Forum (IEF) on ‘The Role of Gas in Clean, Reliable, and Sustainable Growth’ at 11am (Doha time).
A 20-year veteran of the energy industry in the public and private sectors, McMonigle took the helm of the IEF in July 2020.
Prior to becoming secretary general, he was the president and co-founder of The Abraham Group, a leading international energy sector management consulting firm based in Washington, DC as well as a senior energy analyst for Hedgeye Risk Management based in Stamford, Connecticut, US.
Previously, McMonigle was chief of staff at the US Department of Energy (DOE) during the first term of President Bush’s Administration (2001-2005).
He also served two years as the former vice chairman and US Representative of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). He also served as the US co-chair of the US-China Energy Working Group as part of his DOE portfolio.
Riyadh-based IEF is the world’s largest international organisation of energy ministers from 70 countries, including both energy producing and consuming nations. The GECF and IEF enjoy a longstanding history of collaboration dating back to 2010.
This will be the 49th lecture in the GECF Gas Lecture Series.
The GECF lectures, workshops, and other public events feature policymakers and experts who share their knowledge and insights on contemporary issues related to the gas industry and its relationship with geopolitics, economy, and climate change. These activities form part of the GECF’s long-term strategy to promote natural gas as the fuel of choice for sustainable development.