Kon Yin Tong

President
Institute of Chartered Accountants, Singapore

Mr Kon Yin Tong is the President of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). He was the former President of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA), the umbrella organisation for the national accountancy bodies in ASEAN.

Mr Kon has been in the public accounting profession for more than 30 years and has been personally involved in many client engagements, including cross-border assignments. As Managing Partner of Foo Kon Tan LLP, he is responsible for the overall strategy and stewardship of the firm. His areas of practice cover litigation support and dispute resolution, including acting as an expert witness and as an assessor to the Court.

Mr Kon is a first-class honours graduate from the London School of Economics.

Ahmed bin Abdullah Al-Meghames

Secretary-General
Organization for Certified Public Accountants, Saudi Arabia

Qualifications:
– Ph.D. in Business Administration in Accounting, 1997, Mississippi State University, USA.
– Master of Business Administration, Majoring in Accounting, University of Bridgeport, 1989, USA
– • Bachelor of Administrative Sciences, majoring in Accounting, King Saud University
– Professional Qualification: Fellowship of the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants, 1999
– Current position: CEO of the Saudi Organization for Auditors and Accountants in 2006 until now

Job titles:
– Deputy Secretary General of the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants from 2001-2006 AD
– Assistant Professor of Accounting Department at King Saud University from 1997 to 2001
– Lecturer – King Saud University. From 1989 AD to 1996 AD
– Current position: CEO of the Saudi Organization for Auditors and Accountants in 2006 until now

Administrative positions and committees in which he participates:
– Member of the Technical Committee at the Ministry of Finance for the project of transforming government agencies to the accrual basis of accounting
– Member of the Real Estate Contributions Committee
– Member of several audit committees in joint stock companies

Previous positions:
– Member of the Board of Trustees of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions
– Vice-Chairman of the Committee professional accountant organization Developing committee of the IFAC
– Member of the Board of Trustees of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions
– Vice-Chairman of the Committee professional accountant organization Developing committee of the IFAC.
– Member of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation, Ministry of Higher Education.
– Chairman of the Management Committee of the Saudi Accounting Association
– Member of the Standing Committee for the phenomenon of investing money
– Member of the Graduate Studies Committee, King Saud University

Research and scientific studies:
– Factors affecting passing the fellowship of the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants. The Great Scientific Symposium at King Saud University.
– The concept of independence of references, a regional study that includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Accounting, Management and Insurance, Faculty of Commerce – Cairo University
– Internal control, a seminar on ways to enhance cooperation to achieve the objectives of the comprehensive audit, and performance control
– The role of the chartered accountant and audit committees in controlling companies. Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry symposium for young businessmen, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
– International transformation of accounting standards through the regional approach, Dubai Accounting Conference.

Membership of professional and scientific bodies, organizations and associations:
• A full member of the Saudi Organization for Charted and professional Accountants.
• Member of the Saudi Accounting Association

Awards:
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales Award for Best Contribution to the Development of the Profession Regionally 2016

Erkki Liikanen

Chair
International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation Trustees

Erkki Liikanen began an initial three-year term as chair of the IFRS Foundation Trustees in October 2018.

He took up the position after having served two seven-year terms as governor of the Bank of Finland. Before joining the Finnish central bank, he served two terms as a commissioner at the European Commission, first for Budget and then for Enterprise and the Information Society.

Mr Liikanen has worked internationally for many years. From 2004 to 2018, he was a governor of the International Monetary Fund and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. In 2012, Mr Liikanen chaired a group of experts set up by the European Commission to consider EU banking sector reforms in the wake of the financial crisis. The group’s recommendations are known as the ‘Liikanen report’.

Cliff Nyandoro

Manager, Technical Services
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya

Cliff Nyandoro is a professional accountant, trainer and consultant with over 20 years of experience in financial management, accounting and financial reporting.

He is currently the Head of Technical Services (Accounting and Auditing Standards) at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) where he oversees the adoption and implementation of accounting and auditing standards in Kenya.

Prior to joining ICPAK, Cliff worked in financial management and accounting advisory divisions of both PWC and KPMG, among other organizations.

He serves as the Secretary to the Professional Standards Committee of ICPAK Council in addition to his role in Coordinating the Financial Reporting (FiRe) Award Secretariat.

Cliff holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance from the University of Nairobi where he is currently undertaking his PhD studies in Business Administration (Finance).

Tajinder Singh

Deputy Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Tajinder Singh joined the IOSCO General Secretariat in January 2010 as Deputy Secretary General.
He was previously Head of International Affairs & Human Resource Development and Advisor to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Mr. Singh comes from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and has held various positions in the Ministry of Finance in the Government of India, as well as handling a number of assignments for the government in the financial and other sectors. He has 30 years of experience at senior leadership positions in different organizations dealing with strategic issues in regulation, finance and administration, and significant domestic and international experience dealing with Government and regulators.

Mr. Singh holds a Masters Degree in Systems Science and Automation from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.

Nancy Kamp-Roelands

Professor, Non-Financial Information, Integrated Reporting and Assurance, University of Groningen

Nancy Kamp-Roelands is a professor non-financial information, integrated reporting and assurance at the University of Groningen. She is also a member of the Corporate Reporting Lab of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group and a member of the committee reporting and accountancy of the Dutch Authority Financial Markets. She is a by Dutch Royal NBA certified public accountant combining international client experience with (international) standard setting and guidance development, teaching and research. Nancy has a long history of involvement in new reporting developments in organizations like the International Integrated Reporting Council, Global Reporting Initiative, Accountancy Europe, UNCTAD-ISAR, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, the Dutch Accounting Standards Board and the Dutch Auditing Standards Board. She had an award winning PhD in 2002 on Towards a Framework for Auditing Environmental Reports.

Maria Ria Nonyana-Mokabane

Chief Director, Legislative Drafting
Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa

My name is Maria Ria Nonyana-Mokabane, a Chief Director in the Legislative Drafting Unit of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), South Africa. I hold the following legal qualifications: B. Procurationis, LLB, LLM, LLD, a Diploma in International Protection of Human Rights, a Certificate in Executive Management, a Certificate in American and International law and a Certificate in Corporate Governance. I serve as a member of the Access to Justice Programme with the South African Human Rights Commission, a Judge for the Africa-Regional Moot Court on Space Law. I am the representative of the dtic in the Inter-governmental Working Group at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Entities on Business and Human Rights. Also, the focal coordinator to UNCTAD’s technical cooperation Development Account project on enterprise sustainability and reporting towards the SDGs in Africa and Latin America.

Seema Jamil-O’Neill

Technical Director
UK Endorsement Board

Seema was appointed the Technical Director of the UK Endorsement Board in June 2020. Between January 2017 to April 2020, Seema worked at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as the Head of Accounting and Reporting Policy. Seema led the team responsible for maintaining the integrity of UK’s Accounting and Reporting Framework as the UK exited the EU. In that role, Seema also represented the UK at the European Commission’s Accounting Regulatory Committee, Council working groups, the UN’s Accounting Expert Group and at numerous UN conferences.

Prior to that, Seema worked as an accounting standard setter at the FRC and its predecessor, the ASB, specialising in the development of financial instrument and insurance standards. Seema started her career as an auditor of listed and investment banking clients.

Seema is a fellow of the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Patrick de Cambourg

President
Autorité des normes comptables (ANC)

Patrick de Cambourg is President of the French accounting standards setting authority (ANC/ Autorité des normes comptables. Appointment by the French President in March 2015). As such he is also a Board member of the European body with advisory capacity to the European Commission on IFRS (EFRAG / European Financial Reporting Advisory Group) and a member of the IASB forum of major standards setters (ASAF / Accounting Standards Advisory Forum). In addition, he is a Board member of the French capital markets regulatory and supervisory authority (AMF / Autorité des marchés financiers), of the French banking and insurance supervisory authority (ACPR / Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution) and of the French financial stability board (HCSF / Haut Conseil de Stabilité Financière).

At the special request of the French government, he recently prepared two reports on the future of the accounting profession (June 2018) and on propositions to develop further non-financial information (“Ensuring the relevance and reliability of non-financial information: an ambition and a competitive advantage for a sustainable Europe”). He is currently Chair of the Project Task Force (Corporate reporting Lab@EFRAG) created to respond to the request received from the European Commission on preparatory work for the elaboration of possible European Union non-financial reporting standards.

Patrick de Cambourg, a Political Sciences graduate (Sciences Po Paris), holds also degrees in public law and business law and is Bachelor of Arts. As chartered accountant and auditor, he spent his professional career within the Mazars Group, successively as junior, manager and partner. He became President of Mazars in 1983. In 1995, he was appointed as Chairman of the Management Board of the newly created international partnership and became in 2012 Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Since late 2014, he has been Honorary President of the Mazars Group.

Donna Street

Director of Research and Educational Activities for International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), Chairperson and Professor
Department of Accounting, School of Business, University of Dayton, USA

Dr. Donna L. Street is Professor, Mahrt Chair in Accounting and Chairperson, Department of Accounting at the University of Dayton. She serves as Director of Research and Educational Activities of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) and previously served as the Association’s President, VP Research and VP Communications. She coordinates the IAAER KPMG research grant program to inform the IASB. Professor Street is a member of the UNCTAD-ISAR Accounting Research Network. Previously she served as President of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association and received the section’s Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award and its Service Award. Professor Street’s research focuses primarily on international financial reporting issues including compliance and segment reporting.