Makoto Sonoda is the Chair of the Interim Nominating Committee for the selection of the next IESBA Chair. He has been Director for International Accounting and Director for International Capital Market Regulation of the Financial Services Agency (FSA) since July 2018.
In his current position, Mr. Sonoda is covering international accounting, audit and disclosure issues at the authority, and has served an important role in global regulation field, including Chair of the Committee on Issuer Accounting, Audit and Disclosure (Committee 1) of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) since October 2018. He had served as secretariat of the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board from 2010 to 2014.
Mr. Sonoda studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Columbia University in New York City.