Job Title: Deputy Chair
Country: South Africa
Edward Kieswetter is a public member and deputy chair of the International Accounting Education Standards Board, appointed in January 2011. He was nominated by the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) in South Africa.
Mr. Kieswetter is the group chief executive of Alexander Forbes Equity Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a global financial services company headquartered in South Africa. He was previously the deputy commissioner at the South African Revenue Service and a member of the South African National Treasury Tax Revenue Committee. Mr. Kieswetter is also the vice chair of the University of Free State (South Africa) and chairman of Committee for Auditor Ethics at the IRBA. Noteworthy professional accomplishments include South Africa’s Boss of the Year in 2000 and director of companies and president of the South African Institute of Bankers from 2002 to 2004. In addition, he is a committed public servant and leader who is actively involved in community projects and leadership development. He also serves as the Chancellor of the Da Vinci Institute, a private university in South Africa.
Qualified in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Kieswetter also holds three master’s degrees—science education (cognitive development) from UWC, an executive MBA from Henley University (UK), and a Master in Commerce (cum laude, SA/International Tax) from Northwest University (US).