Rania Uwaydah Mardini
Rania Uwaydah Mardini became a member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) in January 2023. She was self-nominated.
Ms. Uwaydah Mardini is a Senior Lecturer at the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and an advisor to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP's) Regional Bureau for Arab States. She has served as a consultant to the UNDP’s Anti-Corruption and Integrity in the Arab Countries (ACIAC) program. She started her career in assurance at Ernst & Young (EY), Beirut office.
Ms. Uwaydah Mardini served as a member of the International Federation of Accountant’s (IFAC’s) International Panel on Accountancy Education (2019-2022) and its International Accounting Education Standards Board (2017-2019) and chaired the latter's Public Sector Accounting, Reporting, and Assurance Task Force. Additionally, between 2013 and 2020, she was heavily engaged with the Lebanese Transparency Association, the Lebanese chapter of Transparency International, as an Audit Committee Member, its Treasurer, and finally its Vice Chairperson.
Ms. Uwaydah Mardini holds a BBA (with Distinction, 1996) and an MBA in Finance (1999) from AUB. She is a CPA licensed in California and Lebanon, and is certified in public financial management, fraud examination, and corporate governance.