Sylvia Wei Yen Tsen
Job Title: Director, Quality & Member Relations
Sylvia Wei Yen Tsen joined IFAC in April 2003 as a technical manager for the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Ms. Tsen was later promoted to senior technical manager, overseeing the newly established Member Body Compliance Program and leading the implementation of the Statements of Membership Obligation. Ms. Tsen also worked with the Developing Nations Committee, now the Professional Accountancy Organizations Development Committee.
In her current role, Ms. Tsen oversees a portfolio of projects and teams that support and advance the IFAC mission and strategy, and are focused on IFAC constituents, the development of the accountancy profession, and intellectual property administration. Specifically, Ms. Tsen leads the teams that work with the Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee, Member Body Development, and with permissions and translations of IFAC and standards setting boards’ materials and standards.
Additionally, Ms. Tsen oversees IFAC support for the Forum of Firms (FoF), an association of international networks of accounting firms that perform audits of financial statements that are or may be used across national borders, and the Transnational Auditors Committee, the executive arm of the FoF.
Ms. Tsen is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (Canada) with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She is a Canada-qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.