Episode 133: Susan Uthayakumar on Tough the Position Quo to Forge Your Own Profession Route
In this SWE Diverse episode, Heather Doty, FY21 president of SWE, speaks with Susan Uthayakumar, president of the sustainability small business division at Schneider Electric powered. Understand about Susan’s occupation driving sustainability, effectiveness and resiliency in the electronics field and how, as a girl in management, she has deliberately challenged the standing quo to forge her have job route.
Susan Uthayakumar is the President of the Sustainability Enterprise Division at Schneider Electric powered. In this capability she is liable for controlling the Global Power Sustainability Companies as very well as the sustainability consulting organization to provide local weather mitigation motion to enterprise buyers. All over her 16 calendar year tenure with the business, Susan has been instrumental in transforming Schneider Electric to a electronic electric power and automation engineering corporation driving sustainability, performance and resiliency. Starting up in mergers and acquisitions for North The united states, Susan went on to lead finance for North The usa, the very low voltage and channel small business for Canada and national profits for Canada and was appointed the Canada State President in 2018. Prior to becoming a member of Schneider, Susan led system and M&A jobs globally with McCain Foods Constrained, an international leader in the frozen food business utilizing around 20,000 men and women and operating 57 creation facilities in six continents with annual sales of $6 billion. Susan also held numerous management positions with Deloitte, a world-wide advisory business.
Susan has extensive board expertise with both for-earnings and market boards, where by she is dedicated to driving reduction in carbon emissions using technological remedies, enhancing electrical grid innovation, protection and operational effectiveness. Susan is passionate about producing foreseeable future small business leaders and is a winner of weaving variety and inclusion (D&I) into the Schneider Electric powered firm cloth by means of her active membership on the company’s D&I board. Susan is a powerful advocate for the UN Females Empowerment Principles and is working to boost range and inclusion in the workplace and to boost labor participation among below-represented populations. Susan thinks in working with her function and her platform to travel effects equally in company and in her local community, championing innovation, advocating for women in science, technological innovation, engineering and math (STEM), and creating the leaders of tomorrow.
Susan has an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a emphasis on global company techniques. In addition, she holds a Master of Accounting (MAcc) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Waterloo. Susan has also done the Women’s Senior Management System and Govt Scholar Certification from the Kellogg University of Administration and retains the Chartered Accountant (CA) and Licensed Public Accountant (CPA) designations.