Ichiro Waki became a member of the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Advisory Group in January 2020. He was nominated by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA).
Mr. Ichiro Waki is the Group CEO of JBA Group, who has been established since 2006 with 5 co-partners and now with more than 100 professionals in various areas to provide such consulting services as accounting, tax, legal, labor, IT and recruitment. Before the current career, he has been a financial controller and FP&A in Japanese subsidiaries of the US and European based companies since 1996, and worked as an auditor in Coopers & Lybrand Tokyo since 1992 after he passed the CPA examination while in Waseda University.
Mr. Ichiro Waki has been an executive board member of JICPA since 2019 and served in various volunteer leadership roles with the JICPA, including as Chairperson of PAIB Committee, and as a leadership member of D&I (Diversity and Inclusion). In the past 10 years, he has been working in a committee of JICPA to develop CPE programs (5 years for CPAs in private practice and latest 5 years for PAIBs).