Payam Ressalat joined the Agency’s B.C. Regional Service Centre in 2006 as a relationship manager. He first learned about Canadian co-operative housing at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation where he worked for five years in positions of increasing responsibility. In 2015 Payam shifted his focus to financial matters, first becoming a senior analyst and then the lead analyst on the retirement of the division director. Now a Certified General Accountant, Payam holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in commerce from Laurentian University and a certificate for studies in French language and linguistics from the University of Paris. As Manager, Finance, Payam oversees the work of the Agency’s bookkeeping/accounting firm, assists the auditor, supports the Finance and Audit Committee and is responsible for the Agency’s budget, five-year financial plan and similar matters. Payam’s strong financial skills are enhanced by his ability to work effectively and pleasantly with peers, support staff and senior management.