YWCA South Florida welcomes new chief financial officer

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YWCA South Florida welcomes new chief financial officer

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Miami, Fla. – YWCA South Florida has announced the addition of a new chief financial officer (CFO), Amyn Merchant. This strategic hire is the latest move in the organization’s ongoing commitment to establishing a leadership team that will bolster its efforts in the community and the successful operations of the chapter at large.

Merchant brings a wealth of experience, having spent 16 years in pivotal finance, resource development and fundraising roles for the Aga Khan Academies, a key initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and served as founding CFO at the Aga Khan Academies, where he played a crucial role in developing a sustainable business and financial model for the global network.

“We are excited to welcome Amyn Merchant as our new CFO,” shared YWCA South Florida president and CEO Kerry-Ann Royes. “His extensive international experience and strategic mindset will be instrumental in driving our back office excellence and financial strategies as we continue to grow and advance our mission.” 

Merchant will spearhead the organization’s finance division and lead the agency to meet the emerging needs required by substantial projected growth over the next three to five years. He will be responsible for overseeing YWCA South Florida’s overall financial direction, as well as being lead financial advisor to the CEO and executive team, helping to align financial resources with YWCA’s mission and vision for maximum internal and external impact.

Beyond his professional career, Merchant has served as chairman, treasurer and member of several nonprofit boards and community-based institutions and has contributed to various articles and publications in the United States and France.  

For more information about YWCA South Florida, including its programs, services and upcoming events in the South Florida community, visit ywcasouthflorida.org. 


YWCA South Florida seeks to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Combining direct service programming and advocacy, YWCA South Florida works across four key areas: racial justice and civil rights; empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls; high-quality early education; and health and safety of women and girls. The organization has been at the forefront of some of South Florida’s most significant social issues since it was founded in 1920 and has worked to improve the lives of more than 3.1 million adults and children.

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