The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series profiles extraordinarily successful women.
Mover & Shaker
Geeta Sankappanavar is the Co-founder and President of Grafton Asset Management. Ms. Sankappanavar is responsible for strategy, oversight and execution of all Grafton’s business and operating units. Prior to co-founding Grafton Asset Management, Ms. Sankappanavar was at New Vernon Capital, a $3B blue-chip asset management firm focused on India and Emerging Markets.
Her previous positions include Vice President, Head of Strategic Global Outsourcing for Cambridge Solutions, a leading cross-border financial services outsourcing firm in the US-Asia corridor, and founding partner at Marincorp Solutions and IRI. Ms. Sankappanavar began her career as a consultant with McKinsey and Company out of the New York Office.
Ms. Sankappanavar has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People, Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been profiled as one of the top Women in IT.
In addition to her for-profit boards, she serves as a board member of UNICEF Canada, to help the world’s most vulnerable children, and the Palix Foundation supporting the Alberta Family Wellness initiative in the areas of early childhood development, addiction and mental health. Ms. Sankappanavar is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Our speakers talk candidly about their careers, and the passion, vision and determination that drive them. They discuss our place in our society and the ethical responsibilities and consequences of our actions.
In relating their lives, you will hear about challenges as well as triumphs; humorous incidents and stories of loss; humbling moments of reflection and inspiring calls to action.
The Famous 5 Foundation’s Leadership Lunches were launched on Oct. 18, 1996 to bring women together to plan the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the "Persons" Case on Oct. 18, 1999. In 2004, Enbridge became our title sponsor. The Famous 5 Foundation is proud to continue to partner with Enbridge to present our 15th Annual Speaker Series featuring five dynamic and engaging women.