National Youth Development Agency (NYDA): Waseem Carrim

Waseem Carrim has been Chief Financial Officer of the NYDA since 2014.

Waseem Carrim attended the University of Pretoria and received his B.Com Honours degree in Accounting Sciences in 2009. He began his career at the same university as an academic article trainee lecturing in Accounting. He completed his article traineeship with KPMG and was admitted as a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2013. Waseem also holds a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Pretoria.

After completing his articles, Waseem joined KPMG’s department of Professional Practice, where he served as a specialist in public sector accounting and assurance matters. He held a portfolio of audit clients, which he managed within the public sector space, one of which was the NYDA. Waseem led the turnaround of the finance and supply chain management divisions that culminated in two clean audits and a fundamental reduction in irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure. In 2016, Wasseem was named one of the Top 35 under-35 Chartered Accountants by the SAICA. He was appointed CFO of the NYDA in 2014.

2014 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, NYDA
2013 – 2014         Manager, KPMG South Africa
2011 – 2012         Supervisor, KPMG South Africa
2010 – 2010         Academic Researcher, University of Pretoria

2013 – 2014         Masters of Taxation, University of Pretoria
2006 – 2009         B.Com, Honours, University of Pretoria

About NYDA: The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. The institution was established to be a single, unitary structure, established to address youth development issues at National, Provincial and Local government level. Given the youthful nature of the South African population much of the socio-economic challenges faced by the nation, namely poverty, inequality and joblessness, poor health, etc, are borne by the youth. The gravity of challenges South Africa is faced with require multi-pronged efforts that simultaneously promote the development of sustainable livelihoods, reduce poverty, inequality and prioritise the development of policies that create an enabling environment for youth development. 

The NYDA plays a leading role in ensuring that all major stakeholder’s, including government, the private sector and civil society, prioritise youth development and contribute towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions which address youth development challenges. 

Revenue for the 2017/18 financial year was R444.9 million. There were 360 employees.