Annual Forum Speakers

Executive Panelist: Susan Uthayakumar

Susan Uthayakumar

Vice President, National Sales
Schneider Electric Canada

2017 Sales Growth Forecast Readout & Panel Discussion

susanuthayakumar-100x100Susan has been with Schneider for the past 12 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. Susan has worked in a variety of roles including leading Corporate Development for North America; various leadership roles in Finance both in US and Canada; leading the largest Business Unit in Canada and currently leads the National Sales Team in Canada.

In her role as the Vice President of Sales, Susan is responsible for delivering growth in multiple segments, building a world class sales organization with strong talent pipeline and evaluating sales efficiency to facilitate better resource allocation and market coverage. 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. Susan also holds Board positions at Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Electrical Federation of Canada, and the International Standards Board.

Susan 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 (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. She has worked and lived in Europe, Asia and North America and is fluent in English and Tamil as well as functional in French.