Manissa Patel is the Director of Finance, Admin & Compliance at Convergence Blended Finance, a non-profit organization that helps public and private investors connect in blended finance deals in emerging and frontier markets. Prior to joining Convergence, she was the Chief Financial Officer of Evergreen, a Canadian national not-for-profit organization. In addition, Manissa has over ten years of professional accounting experience; including five years in audit service both at mid-size and multinational accounting firms and spent over eight years at KMPG in its Advisory practice focusing on due diligence services for public companies and private equity clients. She earned her CPA, CA designation in 2000. Manissa is an active volunteer in her community and has served as Treasurer for several not-for-profit organizations.