Inge Saeys became a member of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee in January 2010. She was nominated by the Institut des Réviseurs d'Entreprises (Royal Institute of Registered Auditors in Belgium, or IBR). Ms. Saeys is an active audit partner in an SMP, the PLC Van Cauter-Saeys & Co., a member of JPA International, with over 25 years of experience.
She is a member of the IBR Board, becoming the first female board member since the drafting of IBR's constitution in 1953. She actively participates in a number of organizations supporting SMPs and small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs). Her positions include president of the IBR SME/SMP Commission and president of the IBR Implementation Working Group.
Ms. Saeys is also an active member of regional and national associations supporting the interests of SMPs. In addition, she has taken part in various working groups to assist SMPs in implementing international standards, including International Standard on Quality Control (ISQC) 1 and the International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).
Ms. Saeys has a degree in commercial engineering with a specialization in accountancy and auditing from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and a tax degree.