Fayezul Choudhury is IFAC's former CEO, having joined the organization as CEO in February 2013.
Mr. Choudhury was previously with the World Bank, where his last two assignments were as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Risk Management; and Controller and Vice President, Strategic Planning and Resource Management. In this latter role he was the World Bank's spokesperson on global accounting and auditing issues. Mr. Choudhury started his career in 1974 with PriceWaterhouse in London, initially in public accounting and later management consulting. During his career with PriceWaterhouse, he spent three years in Nigeria, developing the consulting practice in the region.
Mr. Choudhury has served on a number of high-level representative bodies. He was a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) from its formation in 2005 until 2010. Mr. Choudhury also chaired the Global Steering Committee of the International Forum for Accountability Development and was a member of the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board. He served as a member of the Iraq Advisory and Monitoring Board established by the Security Council of the United Nations.
Mr. Choudhury has an MA (Hons) in Engineering Science and Economics from the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
IFAC conducted a short Q&A with Fayez after his appointment as CEO, as did Public Finance International after he officially joined IFAC.