R Kannan has over 35 years' experience in corporate finance and investment banking. This comprises senior and director-level positions in large banking groups, including Standard Chartered Investment Bank. He has also played an active role as member on various government reform committees. Mr Kannan also currently runs a boutique advisory firm, Orionsayi Consultants. At Orionsayi Consultants, he provides Owner Legal Advice (OLA) on entrepreneurial success through to business leadership. He holds a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Madras and a post-graduate diploma in management studies from the University of Mumbai.