Susan Uthayakumar

Susan Uthayakumar

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.



Sessions with this Speaker

Digital Innovations Enabling Tomorrow’s Cities Today

  • Energy Transformation
Expectations soar for an efficient, reliable electricity outlook for tomorrow’s cities. As we navigate the complexity of the technologies making our cities more resilient, connected and lower-carbon, key industry players are stepping up to unite and fortify the system with leading-edge digital solutions.

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Susan Uthayakumar President, Schneider Electric Canada
Gerard Peets Assistant Deputy Minister, Infrastructure Canada
Raymond Steege Senior Vice President and Global Sector Lead for Infrastructure/Transportation, Wood
Neil Gerber Director, New Energy and Blockchain, IBM