BIOTECHNOLOGY, HEALTH CARE, AGRIBUSINESS, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE, GLOBAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.
Gottfried International, Inc. is an independent management consulting, project development, and real estate company supporting biotechnology, health care, agribusiness, space technology, real estate, and energy development. We have supported the biotechnology industry in the U.S. and Europe for the past 30 years. We are currently working with leading medical institutions in The Texas Medical Center in Houston to help develop cures for cancer, including kidney cancer. We support energy investment in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, and the Middle East. Our real estate team advises clients on investments in U.S. and global markets.
During the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bill Gottfried, Managing Partner, was selected by the U.S. Government to join the first Trade Missions sent to Russia and Central Asia to support U.S. investment in the former Soviet Republics. Bill organized oil and gas projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. He was a founding member of the U.S. Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C. and he formed the Council's Energy Committee to support energy investment cooperation with Russia. We formed the first agribusiness joint venture in Kazakhstan during the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Bill Gottfried began his professional career as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Middle East stationed in Awali, Bahrain; Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; Shuaiba, Kuwait; and Abadan, Iran where he managed petroleum shipments (200,000 b/d) for the U.S. Department of Defense. We have been members of the Abadan Society, petroleum industry professionals who worked in Abadan, Iran's oil center; and U.S. and international energy associations. Bill and his wife, Danielle Anne-Marie Gottfried, a partner with our firm, have attended OPEC Ministerial Meetings in Vienna, Austria at the invitation of the OPEC Secretariat.
Following military service, Bill Gottfried was a Petroleum Supply Analyst and Manager of the Crude Oil Allocation Program in the Federal Energy Office in The White House. After government service, Bill was a Senior Associate with Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc.'s Energy Division in Washington, D.C. and Houston. He incorporated Gottfried International, Inc. in 1987 with offices in Houston and Washington, D.C.
Bill earned a B.S. in Petroleum Marketing from The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma; a M.B.A. in International Business from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; he attended Executive Ed. at Harvard Business School; he was commissioned a U.S. Naval Officer at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island; and graduated from Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia. Bill has been listed in the Financial Times of London's "Who's Who in World Oil & Gas", he is an Eagle Scout, he is a member of The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. and the Club's Fox Conner Society, a small group of Club Members focused on military history, national security, strategy, leadership, and geopolital/military events.
Bill served as Chairman of the International Advisory Group for the Houston Association of Realtors, Chairman of the International Committee for the Texas Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors Presidential Liaison to the United Arab Emirates, he is a Founding Board Member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, Houston Chapter, and he served on the Board of Directors for the Houston Association of Realtors and the Texas Association of Realtors. Bill is a Licensed Broker in The State of Texas.