Ana Maria Elorrieta
Ana Maria Elorrieta became a member of the IFAC Board in November 2010 and joined the Nominating Committee in January 2013, after previously serving on the same committee in 2009 and on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board from 1998 to 2003. She was nominated to the IFAC Board by the Instituto dos Auditores Independentes do Brasil (IBRACON) and the Conselho Federal de Contabilidade (CFC).
Ms. Elorrieta retired in 2013 from her position as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Auditores Independentes, where she had worked for 35 years. She has extensive experience in auditing engagements for large and medium local and international companies, listed and private. She also has experience as a professor in accounting and auditing at the University of Buenos Aires and University El Salvador, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She was also president of IBRACON from 2009 to 2011 and a member of its Board of Directors. Previously, she worked as technical director at IBRACON, where she was responsible for the issuance of technical pronouncements and relations with Brazilian regulators.
Since 1997, Ms. Elorrieta has been an active participant of several working groups and boards at IBRACON and CFC, including the working group responsible for the review of Brazilian Accounting and Auditing Standards at CFC and the National Board of IBRACON. Since 2007, she has been a member of the Committee for Convergence in Brazil that works toward convergence of the Brazilian Accounting and Auditing Standards to the respective international standards.
Ms. Elorrieta is the chair of the Latin America Coordinating Committee, reporting to the Global Public Policy Committee, where the six international accounting networks work together for the development of the profession in Latin America. Since 2007, she has been a member of the Global Partners supporting and organizing the Conference for Accounting and Accountability for Regional Economic Growth, or CReCER (Contabilidad y Responsabilidad para el Crecimiento Económico Regional) in Latin America.
Since retiring, Ms. Elorrieta continues to work with the professional bodies in Brazil and participates at the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC), where she is a member of the Education Committee. She is also an IBGC-certified Board member and a member of an audit committee.
Ms. Elorrieta graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with an accountancy degree revalidated at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
In 2013, Ms. Elorrieta was included in the Global Accountancy Power 50, a list published by the International Accounting Bulletin and The Accountant.