Since 2021, upon my arrival in Boston from Toronto, I have enthusiastically embraced my role as Senior Vice President, Microgrids in the Digital Energy Division of the Energy Management Business at Schneider Electric. I currently lead a team that delivers energy optimization, grid resilience, and decarbonization solutions to the commercial and industrial markets.
My passion lies in advancing innovation and digital technology in the electric power industry—especially within protection, monitoring, automation, and control of the electric grid, from substations to enterprise.
I have held a diverse set of global senior leadership roles both at General Electric and in Schneider Electric with functional expertise in Product Management, Strategic Marketing, Sales and Commercial Operations.
I earned my B.Tech. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India; my M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan; and my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University, Canada
In addition to my “day job,” I enjoy working toward making our workplace more equitable and accommodating by creating and fostering an inclusive environment beyond gender and ethnic diversity. I also enjoy birding, trekking, hiking, and reading—I strive to read 50 books a year. DM me for suggestions and recommendations.
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