IFAC Announces New Board Members, Admits New Member Organizations at Annual Council Meeting

Nov 15, 2013 | Seoul, South Korea | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession, today announced its new Board members and new member bodies, decided at its annual Council Meeting.

Four members were elected to the IFAC Board: Gail McEvoy (Ireland), Michael Hathorn (United Kingdom), Sebastian Owuama (Nigeria), and Wienand Schruff (Germany). The IFAC Council also re-elected Ana Maria Elorrieta (Brazil) and Robert Harris (United States). In addition to enhancing  the diversity of the IFAC Board—in terms of gender, geography, and professional experience—these Board members contribute skills and expertise that will help IFAC move forward in its areas of strategic focus.

IFAC admitted the Institute of Management Accountants as a member. In addition, three existing associates were admitted to the organization as members:

Five new associates were admitted to the organization:

Finally, the Association of Corporate Treasurers became an IFAC affiliate. For a full listing of IFAC members, see the membership section of IFAC’s website.

“We are delighted to include these organizations,” said IFAC Chief Executive Officer Fayez Choudhury. “IFAC has many synergies with the Institute of Management Accountants and Association of Corporate Treasurers, particularly in light of our focus on the important role played by professional accountants in business in the global economy. In addition, many of the new members and associates are based in emerging and transitioning countries, and the profession plays a critical role in supporting the development of their local economies and societies. We welcome them into the global profession and look forward to working together to advance IFAC’s mission of supporting global economic growth and development.”

About IFAC
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession, dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. It is comprised of 179 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.


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Note to Editors – IFAC Board Members November 2013-November 2014:

Warren Allen (President)
Olivia Kirtley (Deputy President)
Carol Bellringer, Canada
Norunn Byrkjeland, Norway
Dr. Yugui Chen, China
Pamela Monroe Ellis, Jamaica
Ana Maria Elorrieta**, Brazil
Rachel Grimes, Australia
Ahmadi Hadibroto, Indonesia
Robert Harris**, United States
Michael Hathorn*, United Kingdom
Prof. In-Ki Joo, Republic of South Korea
Russell Loubser, South Africa
Gail McEvoy*, Ireland
Sebastian Owuama*, Nigeria
Jacques Potdevin, France
Ganapathy Ramaswamy, India
Marta Rejman, United Kingdom
Wienand Schruff*, Germany
Makoto Shinohara, Japan
Masum Turker, Turkey
Steven Vieweg, Canada

* New IFAC Board members as of November 2013

** IFAC Board member reappointed for a second term in November 2013


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