Geeta Sankappanavar is a successful entrepreneur and professional business leader who has been recognized as an international thought leader, unrelenting advocate for women’s equality and a committed philanthropist. Geeta is co-founder and President of Grafton Asset Management, a ~$1B Calgary based energy-focused investment Firm. Prior to co-founding Grafton, she was at New Vernon Capital, a $3B emerging markets-focused investment firm, and she was the youngest VP and Head of Strategic Global Outsourcing at Cambridge Solutions. She began her career at McKinsey and Company NY, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been recognized as one of WXN’s Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People, and Calgary’s Top 40 under 40. 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.