Last updated on: 10/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Matthew Simmons, MBA Biography

Title:
President of Simmons & Company
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“There are a host of potential sources of energy in the ocean. Waves, tides, and currents are the most obvious, and maybe the most limited. So it’s an area that could have a vast scope, but it’s had almost no one working on it. There’s probably less than 60 projects going on in the world today and they’re all undercapitalized. Whereas, what’s a little bit discouraging to me is how daunting the challenge is for almost all the other forms of alternative energy that we know about. Corn-based ethanol was just a terrible, tragic mistake.”

“An Interview with Matthew Simmons,” www.financialsense.com, Jan. 9, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and President, Simmons & Company, 1974-present
  • Member, Board of Deans Advisors, Harvard Business School
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Atlantic Council of the United States
  • Member, Advisory Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Trustee, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Kerr-McGee Corporation, Brown-Forman Corporation, The Initiative for a Competitive Iner City, Houston Technology Center, and the Center for Houston’s Future
  • Former President, Harvard Business School Alumni Association
  • Former Chairman, National Ocean Industry Association
  • Former Research Associate, Harvard Business School
Education:
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BA, cum laude, University of Utah
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Global Oil Production at (or Past) Its Peak?