Leadership Lyceum Podcast: A conversation with Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro
Tom Linquist is a partner at a leading global executive search firm. He is an expert on executive assessment and leadership development, and can be reached at Linquist@LeadershipLyceum.com.
Edison International is the publicly traded holding company for Southern California Edison, the regulated utility, and a small array of non-regulated investments, plus Edison Energy. At eleven and a half billion dollars in annual revenue, and serving fifteen million customers, the company is one of the largest utilities in the country.
Tom Linquist: Pedro, you're three and a half months into your tenure as CEO. What are the key areas of focus on your leadership agenda at this early stage?
Pedro Pizarro: Our team has really gelled in these first few months. In terms of strategy there are four big focus areas. Three are for our regulated utility and one is for our competitive businesses. Inside the regulated utility, SCE, there are three things that we're doing.
The first is to continue our reinvestment in our grid. That's the core business. It's aging and it also needs modernizing to support the new resources arriving in California.
The second is continuing to improve our operational performance. It starts with the safety of our employees and our public. It continues with how we do in terms of reliability and customer satisfaction and the costs that drive affordability.