Profile of Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) & Portfolio Manager
• Bachelor of Science, Geology & Chemistry — 1974, St. Xavier's College, University of Bombay, India
• Master of Science, Geology — 1976, St. Xavier's College, University of Bombay, India
• Master of Science, Petroleum Engineering — 1979, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
• Executive & Business Education, BP & Amoco In-House Professional & Executive Programs
McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Mr. Himmatramka had a 29-year career in the oil and gas industry working for international oil majors BP and Amoco. His experience there covered leadership positions in international business development, country management, corporate governance, assurance and coaching, internal control, strategic planning and risk management, as well as project and engineering management in various facets of oil and gas exploitation, development, and production.
In 2008, Mr. Himmatramka took early retirement from BP to invest his energy in various start-up businesses and was a co-founder of a state community bank in Texas. He has remained a private portfolio manager over 30-plus years, managing his own and family funds in equity markets.