Matthew R. Simmons is the founder and Chairman of the world's largest energy investment banking company, Simmons & Co. International.
He graduated cum laude from the University of Utah and received a Masters degree with distinction in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He then served on the faculty as a research associate for two years. In 1974, he founded Simmons & Company International. He is past Chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association and a trustee of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Maine. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Associates - Harvard Business School and past President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association. He serves as a Board Member of Kerr-McGee Corporation, Brown-Forman Corporation, the Center for Houstons Future, Houston Technology Center, ICIC and The Atlantic Council of The United States of America. He is also a member of the Counsel of Foreign Relations.
He served as energy adviser to President George W. Bush, among others. He is author of the book, Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy, which examines oil reserve decline rates to help raise awareness of the unreliability of Middle East oil reserves. More information about Simmons & Company, as well as recent speeches and papers presented by Matthew can be found at www.simmonsco-intl.com.