Simi Patel
Houston born and raised, Simi is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, BBA and Masters in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA and spent the first 14 years of her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ audit practice serving public and private clients in the energy industry. More recently, Simi has transitioned to a growing renewables energy company investing in decarbonizing our energy infrastructure. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston teaching Oil & Gas Accounting.

Simi’s passion to get involved in the non-profit space stems from her immigrant parents’ mantra of giving in any way you can. The combination of a background in finance/accounting and leading successful teams allows her to contribute her skills to make a difference. Simi is honored to collaborate with a diverse group of women leaders in Impact100 Houston to drive transformational change in her hometown community. She also serves on the board of Art Start, a NYC based organization providing educational opportunities in the creative arts for marginalized youth communities.

An ideal weekend for Simi includes exploring Houston’s beautiful parks, practicing yoga, impromptu dance parties with her three kids and husband, and spending time with family & friends.