Mr. Jamal Milhem has joined the IFAC PAO Development & Advisory Group (PAOD&AG) in January 2018 for the first term 2018-2020 and was reelected for the second term 2021-2023. Mr. Milhem was also elected by the PAOD&AG as the chair of the MENA Working Group. Mr. Milhem is currently the Executive Director and a partner of TAGI in Palestine and a member of the TAGORG Executive Management Council from 2015-2022 (TAGI is an International Audit firm, Member of FOF and one of TAGORG firms with more than 100 offices worldwide). He has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and advisory services in different countries in TAGI and TAGORG. In addition, he has more than 8 years of experience in higher education in different universities in Palestine related to teaching and development of accounting education programs. Mr. Milhem has joined the Palestinian Association of Certified Public Accountants (PACPA) in 1997 (PACPA is a national PAO and an IFAC member), and he has been serving as a board member since 2003. He was elected as vice-president of PACPA from 2010 to 2016, reelected as a vice president since 2018-2020 and elected as PACPA president for the years 2021-2022. He also chaired different committees in the PACPA such as the Code of Ethics Committee and the Quality Assurance Committee. Furthermore, he has been elected as a board member of IASCA since 2011, (IASCA is an accounting organization working across the MENA region and an IFAC member). Mr. Milhem was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA – Montana State (USA) from 2000 till 2011. Mr. Milhem also served as a member of many other national professional committees, e.g., National Team for AML and risk assessment, National Palestinian WTO Accession Team, Steering Committee for National Team for Transparency and licensing committees in the Palestinian Capital Market Authority i.e., financial analyst, financial consultant, investment consultant and IPO manager. Mr. Milhem has earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing in 1992, and his Master degree in business administration in 1994 from the University of Poona, Symbiosis College, India. He joined a PHD Accounting and Finance program in the Arab American University, Palestine in 2022. He has obtained his CPA certification from the Montana State Board of Public Accountants – USA in 1998.