Wienand Schruff joined the IFAC Board in November 2013, after being jointly nominated by Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer (IDW), the institute of auditors in Germany, and Wirtschaftsprüferkammer (WPK).
Mr. Schruff is a Certified German Auditor (Wirtschaftsprüfer) and a senior partner at KPMG. During his 29 years with KPMG, he has held several senior leadership roles within KPMG at the national, European, and global levels, including chair of KPMG’s Global Regulatory Group and chair of the International Financial Reporting Panel. He was managing partner for KPMG’s Berlin office from 1997 to 2001 and a member of the Management Board of KPMG Germany, January 1998–October 2013.
Mr. Schruff has previously served on several IDW committees, including as chair of the Audit and Accounting Committee (2001–2013), and as a member of the International Accounting Stadnards Board’s Interpretations Committee (1997-2001). He also served on several working groups at the Fédération des Experts Comptables Europèens (FEE).
Since 1986, Mr. Schruff has been a regular lecturer at several universities. He has been awarded an Honorary Professor of Accounting and Auditing by the University of Münster (1999) and by Humboldt University of Berlin (2011).
Having studied business administration at the Universities of Göttingen and Münster, graduating in 1979, Mr. Schruff received his PhD at the University of Münster in 1984. He has also published many articles, handbooks, and commentaries on auditing and accounting, including on the German Handelsgesetzbuch (Commercial Code) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).