Vanessa Kanu


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

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. She is a Businesswoman of The Year (2020) finalist with the Ottawa Business Women’s Network. In 2017 Vanessa was recognized as a 40 under 40 business leader by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal.

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