Matt Simmons

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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

MediaPeak Moment: Oil and Gas -- The Next Meltdown?
Business Matters: Surviving the Oil Crisis
Press on the Peak
National Academies Workshop on oil supply, demand and peaking in production
Matt Simmons talks about peak oil during ASPO USA conference
GPM at the Denver World Oil Conference
ASPO USA Denver World Oil Conference Highlights, Day 1
Roscoe Bartlett Energy Conference, Part 1
Dry Kingdom: Matt Simmons on The Brian Lehrer Show
Matt Simmons on CNN: Lou Dobbs Tonight
Matt Simmons speaks with Jim Puplava
Saudi Oil Shortage
Peak Oil on NPR's Marketplace
Matt Simmons speaks with Julian Darley after ASPO
ABC News report on Peak Oil featuring Goodstein with Simmons and Campbell
Matt Simmons speaks with Greg Flakus of Voice of America
Opening General Session of SPE's 80th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)
Hudson Institute presents: Saudi Arabia in Crisis
BBC's Adam Porter reports on ASPO 2004
Matt Simmons speaks with Julian Darley about natural gas
Matt Simmons speaks after CSIS meeting in April 2004
Matthew R Simmons's 13 Points of Light
Matt Simmons speaks with Darley about 13 Points of Light
A Tale of Two Planets
Matt Simmons speaks with Julian Darley at CSIS (2/2004)
Roscoe Bartlett Energy Conference, Part 3
Roscoe Bartlett Energy Conference, Part 2
Matt Simmons speaks about Bush, Iraq, and more