The Abraham Group is an international strategic consulting firm headed by former Energy Secretary and U.S. Senator, Spencer Abraham. In addition to Secretary Abraham, the firm's other Principals are: Joseph McMonigle, former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Energy and Vice Chairman of the International Energy Agency; and Majida Mourad, former Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy working on international affairs. Each of the firm's Principals has extensive experience working at senior levels in Congress, the Executive Branch and international affairs.
The Abraham Group's mission is to use our experience to provide strategic advice and hands-on assistance for clients seeking opportunities or solutions in the United States and the global market. The Abraham Group will offer help to U.S. clients in need of counsel in both Washington and foreign markets, particularly, Asia, the Middle East, China, Russia, the Caspian, Latin and South America, Africa and Europe. We also assist foreign companies in Washington and in the U.S.
During his four years as Secretary of Energy, Secretary Abraham developed a close working relationship with the corporate leadership of energy companies as well as many energy-intensive companies. He launched several important energy studies involving CEOs and other top private sector leaders on many energy issues including nuclear, oil and natural gas, coal, and hydrogen. As Secretary, he was also recognized as an experienced, steady leader during times of crisis, including the California and Northeast U.S. blackouts as well as a liaison with OPEC leaders during the lead up to the war in Iraq.
Another major focus and specialization of our firm is the international energy sector. The energy business is first and foremost a global market. Our aim is to help our clients enter and operate in the international energy market, whether it is a U.S. energy company doing business in the Middle East or a foreign energy company seeking to enter the U.S. market. We provide valuable insight and help to enhance relationships with key stakeholders to meet the business objectives of our clients.
Prior to becoming Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham served six years in the U.S. Senate and previously was Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle. In addition, the firm's other Principals held senior positions in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives as well as state government. The Abraham Group will also provide assistance to clients on issues in which Secretary Abraham was a key Senate leader, such as technology, manufacturing and immigration issues.