Philippe Arraou joined the IFAC Board in November 2016. He was nominated by the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes (CNCC) and Conseil Supérieur de l'Ordre des Experts-Comptables (CSOEC).
Mr. Arraou is Chartered Accountant in France and in Spain. After leading his own practice of 42 people for 30 years, he joined BDO in 2017 and became Managing Partner for France. He also chairs also the European network of accountancy, auditors and lawyers, A.C.E.E.
In March 2015, he became President of the Ordre des Experts Comptables and served a two-year term. He has also led international affairs for the French profession since 2009.
In January 2016, he founded and became the first president of the European Tax Advisors Federation (ETAF). He is also the Vice President of the Comité de Integración Latino Europa-América (Latin Committee European America, or CILEA) and Vice President of the Fédération des Experts-Comptables Mediterranéens (Mediterranean Federation of Accountants, or FCM).
He was the first President of the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SME’s (1996-2000) and President of the French national association, Experts-comptables et Commissaires aux comptes de France from 2008 to 2011.
He has been a member of the French auditors’ institute, Compagnie des Commissaires aux Comptes (CNCCC) for eight years, serving as a national board member for two years and as President of the regional body of Pau, France for two years.
Mr. Arraou has received the Premio a la Excelencia Internacional Luca Pacioli de la Asociacion InterAmericana de Contabilidad award and the honorific title Miembro de Mérito of the Consejo General de Colegios de Economistas de España. He was also decorated by the French Minister of Budget with the Ordre National du Mérite in 2013 and by the Minister of the Economy with the Légion d’Honneur in 2016.
Mr. Arraou has been published in many professional publications and in 2016 published his book, The Digital Economy and the Certified Public Accountant, prefaced by Emmanuel Macron.