Aiko Sekine joined the Nominating Committee in January 2019, nominating by the Japanese Institute of CPAs (JICPA).
Ms. Sekine is the chairman and president of the JICPA. She has extensive experience in audits of financial statements for Japanese US SEC registrants and audits of financial statements under Japanese Corporate Law and Financial Instruments and Exchange Law as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata in Japan.
Before becoming the chairman and president, she served as deputy president and Executive Board member of JICPA, with a proven record of contributions in quality control, professional ethics, auditing standards, accounting standards and IFRS, as well as in international affairs. Ms. Sekine was also a board member of International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants from 2008-2010.
Ms. Sekine graduated from the School of Science and Engineering of Waseda University in Tokyo.