Helima is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets. She specializes in geopolitics and energy, leading a team of commodity strategists that cover energy, metals and cross-commodity investor activity.
Helima joined RBC Capital Markets from Barclays, where she was a Managing Director and Head of North American Commodities Research. Prior to that, she worked in Lehman's Business Intelligence group, the Council on Foreign Relations and the CIA,where she focused on geopolitics and commodities. Helima has received many industry accolades throughout her career, including Breaking Energy's Top Ten New York Women in Energy, the Rising Star Award from the Women's Bond Club in 2009. She is on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council and is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Helima is also a member of the National Petroleum Council, a select group of individuals who advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas. Helima received her PhD in economic history from Princeton in 2001.