Dr. Pedro J. Pizarro (PhD '94)
Served 2009-2014; Re-elected 2018
Pedro Pizarro is president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE) and Edison Energy, a portfolio of competitive businesses serving commercial and industrial customers.
Previously, Pizarro served as president of SCE and president of Edison Mission Energy (EME), an independent power producer subsidiary. Pizarro 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 International and SCE, Pizarro was a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles, providing management consulting services to energy, technology, engineering services, and banking clients.
Pizarro earned a PhD in chemistry from Caltech and held National Science Foundation and Department of Defense graduate fellowships. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Harvard University.
In addition to his position as a trustee at Caltech, Pizarro is a vice chair for the Edison Electric Institute and serves on the boards of Electric Power Research Institute and 3M. He served on the boards of the Analysis and Resilience Center for Systemic Risk and Argonne National Laboratory, among other organizations. Pizarro also represented the electric industry on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB), co-chaired the SEAB Innovation Working Group and served on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery.
Standing Committees: Executive; Finance, Facilities, and Infrastructure, chair