Pedro Pizarro

Edison International

President & Chief Executive Officer

Pedro Pizarro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, is also a member of Edison International’s Board of Directors. Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the United States’ largest electric utilities. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy, a portfolio of competitive businesses providing commercial and industrial customers with energy management and procurement services. Previously, Mr. Pizarro served as President of SCE and President of Edison Mission Energy (EME), an independent power producer subsidiary. He joined Edison International in 1999, moved to SCE in 2001, and progressed through several leadership roles prior to joining EME. Prior to his work at Edison, Mr. Pizarro was a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles providing management consulting services to energy, technology, engineering services, and banking clients. He serves on the boards of Argonne National Laboratory, Electric Power Research Institute, Edison Electric Institute, and California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Mr. Pizarro holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Harvard University, and a PhD in chemistry from Caltech, and held National Science Foundation and Department of Defense graduate fellowships. 

Sessions With Pedro Pizarro

Thursday, 10 March

  • 10:10am - 10:45am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 04:10 pm - 10/mar/2022 04:45 pm

    Power Strategies for the 21st Century

    Panel Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Power & Renewables

    A conversation between Daniel Yergin; Nick Akins, Chairman, President & CEO,  American Electric Power; and Pedro Pizarro,  President & Chief Executive Officer, Edison International, on power strategies for the 21st century

  • 05:45pm - 06:05pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 11:45 pm - 11/mar/2022 12:05 am

    Charging Fast! Electrifying America's Highways: Update on the National Electric Highway Coalition

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment) Power & Renewables

    Widespread adoption of electric vehicles will depend on a vastly expanded electric charging infrastructure, capable of supporting EVs wherever they go, however long the trip. The Edison Electric Institute recently announced the formation of the National Electric Highway Coalition to provide fast-charging ports along all major U.S. transportation corridors by the end of 2023. More than 50 U.S. electric utilities have joined this collaborative effort. In this session two of the industry’s leading executives will discuss how the coalition came about, how it will accomplish its purpose, and what opportunities are provided by the electrification of American mobility on a national scale.