Naeem Esat

Position

Finance Manager

Experience

Naeem is a highly experienced finance professional, with strong knowledge of accounting systems.

He looks after our corporate budgeting, client invoicing and staff payroll.

Before joining the Foundation, Naeem headed up accounting teams in industries such as manufacturing, retail and education.

He has overseen several system migrations, and he enjoys interrogating existing practices and balance sheets to meet updated business needs.

Professional qualifications

  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

  • Bachelor of Accounting (University of Zimbabwe)

Activities

Naeem is active in the non-profit sector where he has worked with a domestic violence project and as a committee member of various community associations.

He has a passion for the English language and one of his proudest moments was winning the international Rhodes Trustees Essay Competition.

He believes there is no substitute for plain English, especially where business writing meets legislation, such as the Tax Act, where every word, phrase and nuance could be subject to legal interpretation through the courts.