Kannan is Executive Vice President & Head of Global Equities for OMERS Capital Markets. Based in New York City, he leads the OMERS Global Equities team, that is focused on delivering consistent, risk-adjusted returns through investing in listed equities. Kannan joined OMERS Asia in 2019 as a Managing Director in the Singapore office where he played a key role in building the Asia-Pac Capital Markets team and capability.

Prior to joining OMERS, Kannan led equity teams at NN Investment Partners and Eastspring Investments, and has more than 25 years of investment experience. Throughout his career, Kannan has built and led high-performing teams and delivered a strong performance track record at leading global asset management companies. He is passionate about leveraging technology, having led several projects for setting up best-in-class research and portfolio construction platforms.

Kannan is a CFA ® charterholder and holds a post-graduate degree in Management, as well as a graduate degree in Engineering.