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.