CFO of DTE Energy to deliver lecture at Ilitch School Oct. 2

Peter Oleksiak, senior vice president and CFO of DTE Energy, will give a talk about financial transactions – including mergers and acquisitions – undertaken by DTE. The lecture takes place Monday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. in the Prentis Building Fishbowl. His insights will be extremely valuable for students to understand these exciting finance topics and how they are applied in the real world.

Oleksiak joined DTE Energy in 1998 and is responsible for the company’s finances. He worked in a number of increasingly responsible financial positions until becoming assistant controller and then controller in 2005. He became vice president, controller & investor relations in 2009. Prior to DTE Energy, Oleksiak held a variety of financial analyst and supervisory positions at Chrysler Corp.

Oleksiak earned a bachelor of science in finance and business economics from the Mike Ilitch School of Business, and he is a member of the school's Board of Visitors. He earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Oleksiak also serves on the board of directors and is treasurer of Forgotten Harvest, a Michigan-based food recovery non-profit organization; the board of the Detroit Institute of Arts and chairs their Audit Committee; the board of the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit; and is on the board of the Michigan Opera Theatre.