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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, Member Engagement and PAIB 
  • Laura Leka, Principal


Sanjay Rughani, Chair


Nancy Sau Ling Tse, JP, Deputy Chair

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)

Gregory Bedard

United States

Anastasija Boljević

Montenegro (Republic of)

Esther Bosch


Sharon Ditchburn


Lindawati Gani


Catherine Little

United Kingdom

Esteban Quiros

Costa Rica

Milton Segal

South Africa

Ichiro Waki



PAIB Advisory Group Reports


Contact the PAIB Advisory Group


PAIB Advisory Group Insights

The PAIB Advisory Group, a global group of business and finance leaders, considers key trends impacting businesses and public sector organizations and their professional accountants.

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