President & Co-Founder, Grafton Asset Management
Geeta Sankappanavar is the Co-founder and President of Grafton Asset Management, a ~$1B energy investment firm based in Calgary Alberta. She is responsible for strategy, oversight and execution of all Grafton’s business and operating units. Prior to co-founding Grafton Asset Management, she was at New Vernon Capital, a $3B blue-chip asset management firm focused on India and the 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. Geeta began her career as a consultant with McKinsey and Company out of the New York Office and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Geeta is recognized as an international thought leader, an unrelenting advocate for women’s equality and a committed philanthropist. She has been honoured as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People and Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40.
Geeta serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Daytona Power Co., as well as serves on the Board of Directors of Pipestone Energy Corp. In addition to her for-profit boards, Geeta serves as the Chair of the Board of Governors for the University of Calgary, as a board member of UNICEF Canada, to help the world’s most vulnerable, the Palix Foundation supporting the Alberta Family Wellness initiative in the areas of early childhood development, addiction and mental health and OCIF – the city of Calgary’s $100 MM investment fund, attracting and supporting transformative investments as catalysts for economic growth and diversification. Geeta also serves as a member of the Calgary Foundation Investment Committee.
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