Professor Annette Köhler joined the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in January 2012. She was nominated by the Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer and the Wirtschaftsprüferkammer.
She holds a chair in accounting and auditing at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She presently serves as general secretary of the European Auditing Research Network and is a member of both the European Accounting Association and the American Accounting Association.
Professor Köhler has taught accounting and auditing in several universities and has authored numerous articles featured in a number of accountancy journals.
She is also a member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of HVB UniCredit Bank, Germany.