Susan Uthayakumar

Susan Uthayakumar

Country President

Schneider Electric, Canada

Susan has been with Schneider Electric for the past 13 years working in both the U.S. and Canada. She is currently the Country President for Canada responsible for the entire operation of Schneider Electric Canada. Previous to this role, she worked in a variety of roles including leading National Sales; leading the Building Business Unit in Canada, Finance leadership roles in the U.S. and Canada and leading Acquisitions for North America. In her tenure with Schneider, Susan has been a key player in transforming the company from a product manufacturer to a specialist in energy management and efficient technologies. Prior to this, Susan led Strategy and Mergers & Acquisition projects globally with McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry employing over 20,000 people and operating 57 production facilities in six continents with annual sales of $6 billion. Susan also held positions of increasing responsibilities with Deloitte, a global advisory firm. Susan holds Board positions with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Electrical Federation of Canada, and the France-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

Susan has an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a focus on international business practices. In addition, she holds a Master of Accounting (MAcc) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo. Susan has also completed the Women’s Senior Leadership Program and Executive Scholar Certification from the Kellogg School of Management, as well as the Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations.

Susan’s interests include travelling and experiencing the diversity offered by different cultures, theatre, and reading.

contributions

14.05.2019
09:30
Panel Discussion

New World – Automated and Powered by Data

Dr Melinda Crane | Deutsche Welle TV, USA/Germany (Moderator)

Saskia Steinacker | Bayer, USA

Susan Uthayakumar | Schneider Electric, Canada

Tanja Vainio | ABB, Czech Republic

Sonia Cissé | Linklaters LLP, Paris