Job Title: IFAC Board Technical Advisor for Margrét Petursdottir
Helene Agélii is the Secretary General and CEO of the Nordic Federation of Public Accountants (NRF).
Between 2011 and 2018, Ms. Agélii was General Counsel at the Swedish Institute for the Accountancy Profession (FAR). In this capacity, much of her work is focused on legislative issues and lobbying activities. During her employment with FAR, Ms. Agélii was appointed as an advisory expert by the Swedish Governmental Committee, assigned to implement the latest (2014) EU Audit Reform. She has also been actively involved with FAR's Policy Group for Ethics, which provides guidance for good practice with regard to the interpretation of independence matters in the EU Audit Regulation. In 2017, Ms. Agélii was also appointed Head of Division at FAR AB, dealing with political, regulatory and professional practice issues for FAR's members.
Between 2012 and 2017, Ms. Agélii served as a member of the International Ethics Standard Board of Accountants.
Prior to her employment at FAR, Ms. Agélii was employed by the Swedish Inspectorate of Auditors, dealing with disciplinary and professional practice matters. She was also secretary to the government committee, assigned to implement the 2006 EU Audit Directive. This committee was also instrumental in providing the legislative proposals with regard to abolishing the mandatory statutory audit in small limited companies in Sweden.
Ms. Agélii is a lawyer by profession and has a background within the Swedish judicial system. Earlier in her career, she was appointed as an associate judge at one of the Swedish administrative appeal courts. Prior to this, she has had five years of judicial training at various courts.
Ms. Agélii graduated from Uppsala University in 1996.