This month, we talked to three remarkable women leaders from IFAC's network partners: Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO of Accountancy Europe, Alta Prinsloo, CEO of the Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and Rachel Chee, Executive Director of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA).
These interviews offer an exclusive glimpse into the dynamic journeys and profound insights of women who have paved their own way in the world of finance, accountancy, and leadership. As staunch advocates for diversity, inclusion, and professional excellence, these inspiring role models have not only broken barriers but are also shaping the future of the profession.
Through engaging conversations, we uncover their perspectives on a range of topics, from the pivotal role of education in driving success, to the transformative power of diversity, and the evolving landscape of the accountancy profession. Their stories serve as a testament to the remarkable achievements that can be attained through dedication, resilience, and a passion for making a positive impact.
We invite you to explore the wisdom and experiences shared by these trailblazing women as they provide a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and guidance for aspiring leaders, professionals, and changemakers alike.
Meet Hilde Blomme
Hilde Blomme joined Accountancy Europe in 2003 and has been Deputy CEO since 2011. Hilde provides regulatory and technical expertise and contributes to developing the Accountancy Europe strategy. She is deeply knowledgeable on reporting and assurance practices in the areas of financial and non-financial information (NFI), sustainability and, ESG. Hilde spent nine years as an external auditor for both multinational and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) clients with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, New York and Brussels. She started her professional career in the financial sector and with small practices serving SMEs clients.
Meet Rachel Chee
Rachel Chee is the Independent Non-Executive Director of Berjaya Food Berhad and the Executive Director of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA). She steers and supports the CAPA's mission, working in collaboration with leaders from member bodies, committees and stakeholders (such as regulators and standard setters), to provide guidance and thought leadership in the development, enhancement and coordination of the accounting profession in the Asia-Pacific region.
Meet Alta Prinsloo
Alta Prinsloo became the Chief Executive Officer of the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) in 2020. She is an executive who is accomplished in strategic planning, capacity building, program implementation, and partnership development. Ms. Prinsloo joined the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board in 2002, and served as deputy director before transitioning to IFAC, where she has served in various executive roles, including governance & nominations, strategic planning, risk management, finance, operations & information technology, human resources, and intellectual property.