Full Name
Sudhir Pai
Job Title
Chairman-Board of Directors
Technology Collaboration Center
Speaker Bio
Sudhir Pai is the Executive Vice President, Acteon Group, a KKR portfolio company. He did a short stint as Head Robotics, Automation and Sustainability at Axiom Space, a Houston based start-up, leading a team to build world’s first fully commercial Space Station replacing current ISS. Sudhir previously held a variety of management, technology and business leadership positions within Schlumberger, world’s largest energy services company, including VP & GM of Completions business, GM of Schlumberger operations Mumbai India and more recently MD at Liquid Robotics Oil and Gas (LROG), a Schlumberger start-up JV. He has more than 30 years of worldwide experience including assignments in operations, corporate planning, supply chain, human resources, service quality, health, safety & environment and a stint in Mergers and Acquisitions to successfully setup the JV start-up. He has worked in 9 countries including Middle East, India, UK and USA with focus on client relations, business & technology and personnel development.

He holds a Honors Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Bombay and a Masters in Space Operations from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA. He is an alumnus of International Space University, Strasbourg, France. He serves on the executive advisory boards of Technology Collaboration Center, as Chairman and Subsea Systems Institute (UH, RICE, NASA consortium).

In May 2023, the World Alliance Solar Impulse Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland recognized him as the Subject Matter Expert (SME). In 2022 he was recognized by the Scottish Development International as a GlobalScot. In 2021 he was recognized by the Commercial Spaceflight Federation as a Patron, in 2016 by the United States National Diversity Council with the 2016 Texas Multicultural Leadership Award. In 2015 he was Agora Energy Innovation Pioneer at IHS CERAWeek. In 2014 under his leadership Schlumberger-LROG won the World Oil New Horizons Idea Award. He is attributed to several patents. He is on the advancement committee at his daughter’s school, The Kinkaid.
Sudhir Pai