As Chief Strategy Officer, Cheesan is focused on making Manifest Climate’s vision a reality. This includes understanding the rapidly changing landscape, adapting Manifest’s platform & service model through current and future phases of growth. Cheesan is responsible for nurturing our exceptional strategy talent and working closely with leaders to define and implement world class practices across the customer journey.
Prior to joining Manifest, Cheesan was Chief Operating Officer of RBC Ventures, a subsidiary of RBC. There her role included developing best-in-class foundational capabilities for ventures including risk management, business management, strategic planning, Ventures marketing, analytics, and people experience. Previously, Cheesan was an entrepreneur, co-founding Idea Couture, a global strategic innovation and design firm, where she led multi-disciplinary teams advising Fortune 500 companies as Chief CX Officer. During her tenure, she was instrumental in fostering client partnerships with global brands, achieving growth through market opportunity, exceptional client experiences, and operational efficiency.
Cheesan earned an MBA from Western University’s Ivey Business School and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her family.