Susan Uthayakumar is Vice President, Business Partner at Schneider Electric Canada Inc. She has been with Schneider for the past eleven years working in the U.S. and Canada. Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management providing integrated solutions across multiple segments with revenues of $32 billion and operations in over 100 countries. She has worked in a variety of roles including leading Corporate Development for North America; various leadership roles in Finance; and is currently leading the largest business unit in Canada with revenues of $350 million. In her current role as the Vice President, Partner Business, Susan leads the sales, marketing, distribution and offer engineering teams to deliver growth in the core business of the company. In her tenure with Schneider, Susan has been a key player in the transformation of the company from a product manufacturer to a specialist in energy management and efficient technologies. Prior to this, Susan led strategy and mergers and acquisitions globally with McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry employing over 20,000 people and operating 57 production facilities on six continents with annual sales of $6 billion. Susan has also held positions of increased responsibilities with Deloitte, a global advisory firm. She has an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern with a focus on international business practices. In addition, she holds a Master of Accounting 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 and Certified Public Accountant designations.
Susan’s other interest include travelling and experiencing the diversity offered by different cultures. She has worked and lived in Europe, Asia and North America and is fluent in English and Tamil as well as functional in French.