Country: United States
Mr. Seidenstein is the chair of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. He commenced his three-year appointment on July 1, 2019. His career has spanned both the private sector and international standard-setting. Prior to joining the IAASB, Mr. Seidenstein has held senior strategic leadership positions at the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae (Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Capital Management: 2012-19); and the IFRS Foundation (Chief Operating Officer: 2000-2011).
Additionally, Mr. Seidenstein has served at a consulting organization for not-for-profits, CCS Fundraising (Executive Director: 1999-2000), and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Special Assistant to the Managing Director: 1995-1997). Mr. Seidenstein has also served as a Trustee of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and on XBRL International’s Board of Advisors.
A strong believer in volunteer service, Mr. Seidenstein has held or holds volunteer leadership positions serving school education the USA and the Make-A-Wish Foundation (both UK and international boards). He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an undergraduate degree (cum laude) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.