Vanessa Kanu


As Chief Financial Officer, Vanessa is responsible for leading Mitel’s global finance operations including accounting, treasury, taxation, planning and analysis, reporting and corporate human resources.

An experienced finance leader, Vanessa’s acumen and strategic mindset have been instrumental in helping to build Mitel’s financial foundation, driving profitability and guiding the direction of the company. Prior to her appointment as CFO, Vanessa served in a number of leadership roles during her 15-year tenure at Mitel, most recently leading global teams as Senior Vice President, Finance. Previously, she held roles in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ assurance and business advisory practice. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant.

Vanessa has been recognized for her career accomplishments including being recognized as a 40 under 40 business leader by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal in 2017.

She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, a membership organization comprised of more than 7000 diverse and accomplished women from 33 nations on 6 continents, promoting Women’s Leadership.

Vanessa lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children.

What makes Vanessa an expert?
2017 Top 40 Under 40 Ottawa Business Journal & Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Mitel was acquired in 2018 by Searchlight Capital for $2 Billion

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