Head of the World Bank Vienna Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR)
Henri Fortin is the Head of the World Bank Vienna Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR) since January 2011. Between 2003 and 2010, he led the World Bank’s analytical and advisory activities in corporate financial reporting for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region. His responsibilities included in particular (i) the preparation of ROSC reports on Accounting and Auditing, (ii) a number of technical assistance projects to assist partner countries in implementing ROSC recommendations and (iii) the “CReCER” (Spanish acronym for Accounting and Accountability for Regional Economic Growth) initiative in cooperation with international standard-setters, the accounting profession and key development partners. He also participated in a number of Financial Sector Assessment Program missions and worked on projects related to public financial management and governance of state-owned enterprises. Mr. Fortin also represented the World Bank on the International Accounting Standards Board’s SME working group which assisted the IASB in developing global financial reporting standards for small entities, the IFRS of SMEs. He currently represents the Bank on the IFRS of SMEs Implementation Group.