MEET MANAGING DIRECTOR DR. SURYANARAYANAN RADHAKRISHNAN
Dr. Suryanarayanan Radhakrishnan is a Professor of Practice in Decision and Information Sciences at University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. He is also the Managing Director of UH Energy. Prior to joining the University of Houston, he had worked 36 years for Shell in various responsible positions mostly in Planning, Strategy, Marketing and Business Management.
Since retiring from Shell in 2010, Dr. Radhakrishnan has been teaching courses at the Bauer College of Business, in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Business Process Management, Innovation Management and Statistics. He teaches undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA classes. At UH Energy, he has been involved in the development of UH Energy’s strategy working closely with the Energy Advisory Board. He coordinates the day to day working of UH Energy.
Dr. Radhakrishnan holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, India; a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from University of Houston.
The University of Houston, in collaboration with a consortium of energy companies, is advancing the practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focused on the various sectors of the energy industry. We intend to educate and carry out research in collaboration with members of the Consortium for Energy Corporate Social Responsibility (CECSR).
The purpose of the CECSR organization is to enable a common platform for industry and academic subject matter experts to enable sharing of practices, development of common approaches, address many of the critical commercial and pedagogical issues, address critical research and deployment challenges that advance CSR knowledge and its translation to the energy business, all with the intent to advance the practice of CSR in the energy industry.
The initial focus of CECSR will be on:
- Development of methodology and approach for addressing the business case for practice of CSR in the upstream, midstream and downstream energy industry
- Establishing processes and rubrics for CSR implementation in the various sectors of the energy industry
- Development of standards for CSR performance metrics
- Development of training materials and training of entry level, mature CSR professionals and energy industry executives