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Mayor’s Breakfast with Vanessa Kanu – Virtual

March 25, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

7:30AM – Virtual Networking
8:00AM – Presentation
9:00AM – Event Concludes

Zoom networking at 7:30 AM – link provided in registration confirmation

Join Mayor Jim Watson, the Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal for the Mayor’s Breakfast on Friday, March 25 for a virtual Mayor’s Breakfast!
Start your morning with a cup of coffee and join in from 7:30AM – 8:00AM as we network and connect with colleagues in the business community.
At 8:00AM, Mayor Jim Watson will give his update from City Hall and then tune in for a lively conversation with Vanessa Kanu, CFO of TELUS International.

The Mayor’s Breakfast Series is an opportunity to network and stay informed on issues vital to Ottawa’s prosperity and quality. Focusing on issues such as economic development, transportation and the environment, this breakfast series provides an opportunity to network and stay informed.

Guest Speakers:
Vanessa Kanu
CFO, TELUS International

As CFO for TELUS International, I’m thrilled to be part of such a growing and dynamic company on the leading edge of customer experience and digital innovation.

Joining TELUS International in 2020, I was attracted to the company’s commitment to putting customers first while investing in the global communities where we live, work and serve. TELUS International’s caring culture is truly inspirational.

Prior to TELUS International, I held progressive roles over a 16-year period at Mitel, eventually becoming CFO where I was responsible for Mitel’s global finance operations, including accounting, treasury, taxation, planning and analysis, and reporting. Before that, I was with PwC’s assurance and business advisory practice.

As sources of pride, I was a finalist for the Ottawa Businesswoman of the Year Award in February 2020 and in June 2017, I was awarded a Top 40 under 40 Business Award by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Business Journal.

I live in Ottawa, Ontario with my husband and two children. I am active in my local community, volunteering my time with organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and I also currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

I look forward to continuing to support TELUS International’s strong financial foundation and driving profitability that will always put our team members, customers and communities first.




Ottawa Board of Trade
Ottawa Business Journal