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Professional Accountants in Business Advisory Group

Professional accountants in business comprise a significant part of the profession working in commerce, industry, financial services, education, and the public and not-for-profit sectors. The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Advisory Group focuses on ensuring these accountants meet the future needs of business and the public sector.

Formed in 1977, the PAIB Advisory Group is comprised of volunteers with experience and expertise in the world of business and the public sector, nominated by the professional accountancy organizations that make up IFAC’s membership.

Comprised of professional accountants with extensive and diverse experiences, the Advisory Group considers key global trends in the context of the issues facing chief financial officers and finance functions, as well as boards and their audit committees.

The Advisory Group provides IFAC with:

  • Strategic input on business and accountancy issues that need to be addressed, and how to best do so;
  • Direct input into IFAC and relevant standard-setting initiatives, projects, and activities, thereby ensuring inclusion of perspectives and issues most relevant to professional accountants in business; and
  • Outreach and stakeholder engagement across the global profession.

Thought leadership and global perspectives on topics focused on professional accountants in business are in the Knowledge Gateway

Key Contacts
  • Stathis Gould, Director
  • Laura Leka, Senior Technical Manager


Sanjay Rughani, Chair

Tanzania, United Republic of

Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, Deputy Chair


Gregory Bedard

United States

Daping Gao


Catherine Little

United Kingdom

Daniel Monehin


Esteban Quiros

Costa Rica

Nancy Sau Ling Tse, JP

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)

Paul Urquhart


Tine van de Werken


Ichiro Waki



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