IFAC Elects New Board Members and Admits New Associates from Africa and Asia at Annual Council Meeting

Nov 11, 2015 | Singapore & New York, NY | English

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

Four members were elected to IFAC’s Board: Bill Balhoff (United States), Alan Johnson (United Kingdom), Terence Nomembe (South Africa), and Dr. Zhiguo Yang (China). The IFAC Council also re-elected: Carol Bellringer (Canada), Norunn Byrkjeland (Norway), Pamela Monroe Ellis (Jamaica), and Prof. In-Ki Joo (Republic of South Korea).

Welcoming the new Board members, IFAC President Olivia F. Kirtley said, “Through our global membership, IFAC represents nearly three million professional accountants who work in the public interest to strengthen organizations and enhance the global economy. The new and re-elected Board members represent the depth and breadth of the profession’s talent, as well as its diversity.”

The IFAC Council also voted to admit new associates from Africa and Asia:

  • Ordre des Experts Comptables et Comptables Agréés du Burkina Faso (ONECCA-BF)
  • The Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA)

IFAC Chief Executive Officer Fayez Choudhury said: “It is with pleasure that we welcome, after a comprehensive admission process, these IFAC associates. Our new associate from Burkina Faso is the first professional accountancy organization from that country to join IFAC, while VACPA is the second organization to join from Vietnam. 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 over 175 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.8 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.


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