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IFRS® Foundation Conference: Frankfurt 2018


Thursday 28 - Friday 29 June 2018

Kathryn is a senior technical manager at the IASB.  Kathryn spent the last two years working on the leases project, which resulted in the issuance of IFRS 16 Leases, and now leads the IASB’s activities to support implementation of IFRS 16.  Prior to joining the IASB, Kathryn worked as a technical analyst at Tesco plc, providing IFRS support and training to the group and local finance teams.  Kathryn previously worked as an audit manager for EY in London, working with clients in the retail and technology sectors.

Mr Edelmann served as a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (DRSC) from 2006 until 2011. He is a former Head of Group Reporting at Deutsche Bank AG, where he was responsible for internal and external reporting activities between 1997 and 2011. During his time at the Bank, he oversaw a number of major projects including the Bank's conversion from US GAAP to IFRS Standards in 2007. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Mr Edelmann worked at KPMG for nine years providing audit services primarily for financial institution. During that time with KPMG he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Until joining the IASB he was a senior adviser at German consultancy firm zeb/rolfes.schierenbeck.associates (Zeb). Mr Edelmann was also a member of the Accounting Working Group of the German Banking Association for 14 years and served as its Chairman from 2004-2011.

Mr Hoogervorst is a former chairman of the executive board, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), and a former chairman of the IOSCO technical committee. He was appointed as a co-chair of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, a high level group of business leaders with experience of international markets, to advise the IASB and the FASB on their joint response to the financial crisis. He also served as Chairman of the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation, oversight body of the IASB.

Between 1998 and 2007 Mr Hoogervorst held a number of positions in the Dutch Government, including minister of finance, minister of health, welfare and sport, and state secretary for social affairs. Prior to this Mr Hoogervorst served both as a member and senior policy advisor to the Dutch Parliament and the Ministry of Finance. He also spent three years as a banking officer for the National Bank of Washington in Washington, DC.

Mr Hoogervorst holds a Masters degree in modern history (University of Amsterdam, 1981) and a Master of Arts degree in international relations (Johns Hopkins University school of advanced international relations, majoring in international economics and Latin American studies).

Rachel Knubley is an Associate Director at the IASB. Since joining the IASB in 2006, Rachel has worked on a number of major projects including the Leases and Insurance. She led the development of both the Leases Discussion Paper and the first Leases Exposure Draft. Rachel is now leading the IASB’s project to revise its Conceptual Framework. Before joining the staff of the IASB, she worked for PwC providing accounting advice on both UK GAAP and IFRS.

Sue Lloyd was appointed as Vice-Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board in October 2016, having served as a Board member since 2014. In February 2017 Ms Lloyd was appointed as Chair of the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

Prior to being appointed to the Board, Ms Lloyd served as IASB Senior Director of Technical Activities, leading the technical staff in the development of new IFRS Standards, and as Director of Capital Markets, with specific responsibilities for the Board’s work to reform the accounting for financial instruments.

Ms Lloyd also worked for the Board as a technical project manager between 2002 and 2004 and has held various positions in investment banking both in the UK and in Australia and is a former member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. She has a master’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Henry Rees is Director of Implementation and Adoption Activities at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In this role, he is responsible for activities supporting the implementation of IFRS Standards. In his time at the IASB he has worked on a number of technical projects and, in particular, was closely involved in the development of the new revenue recognition and leases standards. Before joining the IASB in 2003, he worked in KPMG’s United Kingdom audit practice. He is an English Chartered Accountant.

Ms Tokar is a highly-respected figure in the field of international financial reporting.  Prior to joining the IASB, she served as the global leader for KPMG’s International Financial Reporting Group, leading KPMG’s dialogue with the global accounting regulatory and standard-setting communities.  Ms Tokar has significant experience in the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) in both developed and emerging economies, having worked in KPMG’s global IFRS group with engagement teams and clients around the world in their transition to and application of IFRSs.  She served as a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee between 2001 and 2007 and was a KPMG global leader for employee benefit and share-based payment accounting. Previously, Ms Tokar worked at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the Senior Associate Chief Accountant, International, in the Chief Accountant’s Office. At the SEC Ms Tokar was the lead SEC representative for international accounting issues, and she chaired an international committee of securities regulators working on disclosure and accounting issues for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Ms Flores joined the Board in 2017. She has almost four decades of experience with financial reporting both from a company perspective and from a standard-setting point of view. She served as Chief Executive Officer of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and Chairman of EFRAG’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) from 2010 to 2016.Prior to joining the Board, she briefly returned to work as a partner at accountancy firm Mazars in Paris, France, where she also worked from 2002 to 2010. Ms Flores has worked as Chief Financial Officer for more than a decade for both listed and private groups, including CFO of BPI Group, Intertechnique subsidiary IN-LHC and Thomson Group subsidiary Auxilec SA. She has a Master in Business Administration from Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.

Andrea Pryde is an Associate Technical Director at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and is responsible for standard-setting activities other than financial instruments. Andrea has contributed to a number of technical projects at the IASB, most recently leading the development of the new Standard on insurance contracts. Before joining the IASB in 2002, she worked in Andersen’s audit practice in London. Andrea qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, after graduating with a first-class honours degree in Chemical Physics from Edinburgh University.

Mr Kumar's role is to support the IASB (the Board) in its efforts to improve the knowledge of IFRS Standards; To work with the IASB technical staff to develop both educational materials for the investment community and presentations for investor outreach activities; To develop and maintain an internal investor education programme and materials for both IASB staff and Board members; To manage external relations, the organisation’s investor events and its internal training programme. Prior to joining the IASB, Mr Siddhant worked in investment banking, as an equity anlayst and as a capital markets lecturer across London, Dubai and India.

Uni Choi is a Practice Fellow at the IASB. She is part of the Financial Instruments team with specific responsibility for the impairment and classification and measurement of IFRS 9 and a research project on financial instruments with characteristics of equity. She is currently on secondment to the IASB from KPMG UK where she holds a Senior Manager position.

Rita Clijmans is a Senior Technical Manager at the IASB. She is part of the IFRS Taxonomy team with specific responsibility for governance and stakeholder engagement. In addition, she contributes to the development of the IFRS Taxonomy content. Prior to joining the IFRS Foundation, she was an associate director at Thomson Reuters where she was part of a team responsible for the investor’s products relating to financial statements content.


Yulia Feygina is a Senior Technical Manager responsible for Business Combinations Under Common Control. Prior to joining the IASB, Yulia has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in various roles, most recently as a Senior Manager with PwC global technical group in London specialising in reporting financial instruments. Prior to that, Yulia worked for PwC in Central and Eastern Europe specialising in reporting business combinations and taught IFRS at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University).

Izabela Ruta is the Technical Manager working on developing proposals on insurance contract project at the IASB. Before joining the staff of the IASB she spent 6 years working at KPMG Poland for domestic and international clients from a variety of sectors.

Fred Nieto has been at the IASB since June 2013, as the Investor Education Manager. Fred's role involves producing investor-focused education materials aimed at increasing the understanding of IFRS in the investment community. Prior to joining the IASB, Fred worked as an equity research analyst in London on the sell-side and on the buy-side. His experience includes having covered the European Insurance sector at UBS Investment Bank and Execution Limited, and having covered the global financials sector at a long/short equity hedge fund. Fred earned an MSc in International Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and is a holder of the CFA designation.

Nick Anderson was appointed as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2017. He has 30 years of practical experience, mainly as a buy-side investor using and supporting the development of high-quality financial reporting. Mr Anderson joins from Janus Henderson Investors in the UK, where he served as global equity portfolio manager and head of equity research. He was responsible for overseeing the sharing of research and best practice across Janus Henderson’s equity teams and served as the firm’s contact for the Board’s Investors in Financial Reporting programme.

Mr Anderson was a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2013 and a founding member of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF).

He has a degree in economics, University College, Durham, UK, and is an associate of the CFA Society of the UK.

Ms. Shah leads the technical staff that support the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all technical activities in line with priorities set out by the Board.

Prior to joining the IFRS Foundation staff, Ms. Shah spent 13 years in a variety of roles at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently as Deputy Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporation Finance.

Ms Shah also worked for PwC in the UK and the US from 1996 to 2004. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CFA® charterholder.

Roberta Ravelli is a senior technical manager at the International Accounting Standards Board, working on the implementation of the new IFRS Standards for leases and insurance contracts. Prior to joining the International Accounting Standards Board as practice fellow in 2014, Roberta was a senior manager at PwC. Roberta worked at PwC in Milan and in Paris for 12 years, providing auditing, accounting and consulting services to national and international banking and asset management groups and other financial intermediaries. She graduated in business administration from Bocconi University and she qualified as legal auditor in Italy. Roberta is fluent in Italian, English and French.


Laura Kennedy is an Assistant Technical Manager at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) where she works on the Board’s insurance project. Laura’s role involves providing support for companies implementing the new accounting standard for insurance contracts, this includes supporting the activities of the Transition Resource Group for Insurance Contracts. 

Prior to joining the IASB, Laura worked in Deloitte’s Audit and Assurance practice for the insurance sector.

Ann Tarca joined the International Accounting Standards Board from the University of Western Australia’s Business School, where she was an accounting teacher and researcher since 1996 and a professor since 2011.

Professor Tarca served as a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) from 2014 to 2017 and was research director for the AASB from February 2017. She was an academic fellow of the IFRS Foundation from 2011 to 2012. She has authored a text book on accounting and written a wide range of research papers related to IFRS Standards, for which she has received many awards. Professor Tarca is an active member of the international accounting academic community, having served on several boards and committees.

She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and has a PhD in accounting from the University of Western Australia.

Jawaid Dossani is a Technical Principle at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) working on activities supporting the implementation, application and maintenance of IFRS Standards.  He works closely with the IFRS Interpretations Committee to address application questions raised by stakeholders. Before joining the IASB, Jawaid worked at KPMG in Canada and New Zealand for 13 years providing audit and technical accounting services to domestic and multi-national clients.  He is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.


Luka Mucic is a member of the Executive Board and chief financial officer (CFO) of SAP SE. His responsibilities include the areas of finance and administration and he has served in this function since July 2014.

In July 2013, Mucic assumed the role of head of Global Finance. In this capacity, he took on the responsibility for Global Finance Infrastructure, Enterprise Analytics & Innovative Solutions, Global Governance, Risk & Compliance, Global Tax, Global Treasury, Global Field Finance, and Cloud Finance.

Prior to that, he served as CFO for Global Customer Operations and head of Global Field Finance at SAP. In this role, he was responsible for all finance, controlling, and commercial functions in SAP’s worldwide field organization.

From 2008 to 2012, Mucic served as the CFO of SAP’s DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG. Prior to that, he served in various executive roles within the Global Finance and Administration board area, overseeing merger and acquisition activities, heading SAP’s Global Risk Management organization, and leading the legal function of SAP Markets Europe GmbH. He began his career at SAP in 1996 as a member of SAP’s Corporate Legal department, where he focused on corporate and commercial law.

Mucic holds a joint executive MBA from ESSEC, France, and Mannheim Business School, Germany, and a master´s degree in law from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He has completed the second legal state examination in Germany.

Matt looks after KPMG’s Better Business Reporting Network and has developed and edited much of KPMG’s thought leadership in this field. He is also closely involved in supporting the IIRC’s development and promotion of the Integrated Reporting Framework. Matt provides guidance across a wide range of sectors for businesses that are looking to develop their narrative reporting to support a deeper investor dialogue. His interest in the future of business reporting stems from his experience of analysing corporate performance and prospects to support M&A transactions and capital raising.

Jelena Voilo is a Technical Manager at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) where she works on the Conceptual Framework project.

Prior to joining the IASB, Jelena worked for the Accounting Standards Board in Lithuania and for Moore Stephens Vilnius accounting firm.

Before joining the IASB as Technical Principal, Clair was a senior manager in the Canadian National Office of Deloitte and Touche and focusing on IFRS consultations, training and education and advisory services. Clair assisted a number of clients in International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) implementation projects as either a core member or advisory member of the implementation team. She was the editor of the Deloitte IFRS transition newsletter, providing IFRS training services to clients and other Deloitte professionals and has also been a frequent speaker at IFRS events, often speaking about first-time adoption and implementation issues. Prior to focusing on IFRS, Clair worked on areas such as business combinations and goodwill. Clair is a chartered accountant in England and Wales and Canada.

Mary is KPMG’s Global Lead Partner for Insurance Change. She brings deep expertise covering the entire range of insurance markets, from life and health and personal lines to specialty risks and reinsurance, across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Having spent most of her career based in London, Mary moved to Hong Kong in 2009, to Toronto in 2014 and most recently to Germany in 2017. In addition to her audit responsibilities, Mary focuses on advising clients on how they can best address the challenges of financial reporting, regulatory change and improving performance. She regularly speaks on financial reporting, governance and regulatory matters affecting insurers as well as more general business developments. Mary has particular experience advising clients as they undertake M&A activity or enter new markets and has assisted a number of companies with IPOs, securities listings and demutualization. Furthermore she has advised a number of financial services regulatory authorities on regulatory policy and practice, using her experience advising insurers on governance, enterprise-wide risk management and capital management, most recently assisting a number of financial conglomerates in the run up to Solvency II. As a member of KPMG's Global Insurance Leadership team, Mary focus particularly on Innovation and Insurance Accounting Change and leads the development of many of KPMG International’s global thought leadership for the insurance industry.

Ian Bishop is Head of Accounting, Consolidation and External Reporting at Roche and Member of the IASB Global Preparers Forum. At Roche, Ian has been responsible for the IFRS financial statements since 1998, and has implemented many changes to accounting standards. His work also includes supporting Roche's Investor Relations department with analyst meetings and questions. Ian also worked with Roche's majority-owned Japanese affiliate, Chugai, on their switch from Japanese GAAP to IFRS in their external reporting in 2013. Previously Ian worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an Audit Manager in the UK, Russia and Estonia. He is UK Chartered Accountant.


Markus Grund is the head of the Accounting and Auditing section within the German Federal Financial Supervisory Agency (BaFin) and Chair of the IAIS Accounting and Auditing Working Group. He is also a former member of the IFRS Advisory Council.

Joachim joined KPMG in 1991. He is partner in the German practice, in charge for the DPP Insurance. Within that role he is responsible for the development of KPMG´s position in questions of accounting and supervision of insurance companies.

He is chairman of KPMG`s Global Insurance Topic Team which deals with questions of IFRS for insurers. Joachim is member of the EFRAG Insurance Accounting Working Group and member of the Insurance Working Party at Accountancy Europe. He was involved in IASB´s insurance project as technical advisor to the Steering Committee and member of the Insurance Contracts Working Group.

He has been responsible for various studies for the European Commission in the fields of accounting and supervision of insurance companies. He is furthermore lecturer at the University of Cologne, on “Accounting of Insurance Companies”.

Professional and Industry Experience:

  • Since 1997 involvement in IASB´s Insurance Project as Technical Advisor and member of Insurance Working Group
  • Chair of task forces on Insurance Contracts and Audit of MVBS at Insurance Technical Committee (VFA) of Institute of Auditors (IDW)
  • Lecturer at the University of Cologne on Insurance Accounting
  • He has given several speeches and prepared numerous articles on insurance accounting 


Steve Cooper completed a 10-year term as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board in 2017. He was involved in all standard setting during this period. Since retiring as a board member Steve continues his involvement with accounting standard setting through part-time work for the IASB in an advisory capacity and as a member of the ICAEW financial reporting committee. He also provides education and advisory services for investors and analysts.


Prior to joining the IASB Steve spent 11 years at UBS where he was a Managing Director in the equities division. He led the valuation and accounting research team and was a member of the global investment recommendation committee.  During this period he also served on several IASB and other committees related to accounting standard setting. Steve’s earlier career includes working in auditing, corporate finance and education and training. He qualified as an accountant in 1983 and holds a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance from The London School of Economics.

Roxana Damianov is the Acting Head of Corporate Affairs Department at European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). ESMA is an independent EU authority that ensures the integrity, transparency, efficiency and orderly functioning of securities markets, as well as enhancing investor protection. Roxana’s role covers coordination of ESMA activities in relation to accounting and auditing, securitisation and credit rating agencies policy areas.


In the corporate reporting area, Roxana’s role include ensuring convergence of enforcement practices for financial information and non-financial information and liaison with the IASB and EFRAG in order to bring the European enforcement perspective on new and existing standards. Roxana represents ESMA on the EFRAG Supervisory Board and the IFRS Advisory Council.


Previously, Roxana worked for 11 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she had technical managerial positions in activities related to the audit, technical advice on the application of IFRS and transactions on capital markets. She holds a master in Finance and is chartered accountant in France (OEC) and the United Kingdom (ACCA).

Since July 2013, Prof. Dr. Bettina Thormann serves as Vice President of the Financial Reporting Enforment Panel (FREP) in Germany. She has been with the organisation since its foundation in 2005 when she joined as a Panel Member examining financial reporting of publicly listed companies. Prof. Dr. Bettina Thormann holds a PhD in Economics and became a certified tax advisor (Steuerberater) in 1994 and a German certified public accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer) in 1996. She started her career in 1988 acquiring her expertise in an international auditing company. From 1996 until 2005 she was a professor of corporate taxation and auditing at the Faculty of Business of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld.

Tony is a senior partner in PwC's Global Accounting Services Group based in London and a member of PwC’s Global IFRS Leadership Team. He specialises particularly in accounting for revenue and income taxes and leads the global accounting consulting team dealing with revenue and liabilities, including income taxes, stock compensation and employee benefits. He has been a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee since July 2013.

Lisa Bomba is a Managing Director and Head of the Accounting Policy & Advisory Group (APAG) at Deutsche Bank.  In her role, she actively manages a global team which develops Deutsche Bank’s interpretations of IFRS, US GAAP and German GAAP, provides accounting advisory services on complex transactions and leads the learning and development of accounting topics to DB Group. 


Lisa is Chair of the ISDA European Accounting Committee which examines current market practices and developments of accounting standard setters.  Lisa is also a member of the EFRAG Financial Instruments Working Group.


Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2006, Lisa worked at Merrill Lynch in its Accounting Policy Group and in the audit division of Arthur Andersen. She is a Certified Public Accountant.  

Dr. Lothar Weniger holds an MBA degree in Finance and Accounting from McGill University (Montreal) and a PhD degree in economics from Kiel University (Germany). With his company AnnieLake International Advisers he advises banks in the structuring and operating of their securities business. He has been a senior executive in the investment banking departments of various banks; among them UBS and Dresdner Bank. Until 2011, he headed the largest equity research team in Germany at DZ Bank. He is a member of the IFRS Advisory Council and of the Corporate Reporting User Forum (CRUF). He also teaches economics and finance as an adjunct faculty professor at the University of Maryland UMUC.

Sue's focus is:
- encouraging company reporting that features information relevant to investors and analysts;
- enhancing credit analysis and equity valuation by integrating analysis of information reported by companies under existing requirements; and
- improving accounting and reporting requirements in a manner which facilitates and reflects investor/company communication.


- Credit and equity analysis of financial statements and other company reported information
- International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
- US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP)
- US Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Standard & Poor’s Certified Credit Ratings Analyst, Corporate Ratings

Sven Hayn is Assurance Partner at EY in Hamburg and heads the Public Affairs & Regulatory department in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As part of this role, he deals in particular with the impact and challenges of EU Audit Reform on the audit of companies of public interest.

Sven Hayn advises DAX 30 corporations with complex structures as well as large capital market-oriented corporate groups. His specialist areas of responsibility include auditing and advising national and international corporations in accordance with IFRS and HGB (the Commercial Code), the application-oriented implementation of standard changes and the auditing support of capital market transactions.

Sven Hayn is a member of various national and European committees on international specialist work, i.e. at the Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer (IDW) as well as in the External Accounting Working Group of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft.

He is a certified public accountant and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and since 2002 has held a professorship in International Accounting at the University of Hamburg. In addition, Sven Hayn is the author and co-editor of various specialist publications, monographs and commentaries.

After an experience as a financial auditor, Audrey Kerjean joined the Group Orange 12 years ago. Audrey is now Head of Group Consolidation in Orange. She is mainly in charge of IFRS Group financial statements and corporate accounting issues.

Marion Scherzinger has been member of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF) since its origination in 2005. Marion has a strong investment background with over 18 years of credit experience on the sell- and buy-side covering corporates in different asset classes and sectors. Since 2012, she heads the Investment Research unit at IKB and for 8 years she worked as a senior credit analyst in the European Fixed Income Portfolio Management team at Allianz Global Investors.  Over the years, she published numerous reports and studies to a broad investor base and with her bond picks helped fund managers to outperform specific credit benchmarks. Prior to her investment career, she worked in credit risk management at Dresdner Bank, in audit and corporate finance at the accounting firm BDO (Frankfurt and Manchester) and as a financial accountant in the consolidation team of Hoechst Marion Roussel AG (later Aventis; now part of Sanofi S.A.). Marion holds a master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Goethe University in Frankfurt and qualified as an accountant in 2000.

Carol Page is the Director of the Financial Reporting Council’s Corporate Reporting Review Team. Carol joined the FRC in 2005, initially on secondment, from Robson Rhodes, to the then standard-setting body, the Accounting Standards Board, where she worked on UK standards for interim reporting and earnings per share. Carol then moved to the FRC’s monitoring arm and became the first full time staff member supporting the Financial Reporting Review Panel.  


Carol now leads a team of 16 staff responsible for reviewing the reports and accounts of a wide range of companies; including large private companies, all UK AIM and fully listed companies and certain overseas entities. Historically, CRR has published the outcomes of its work in a stand-alone annual report.  From 2016, its work now forms the core of the FRC’s ‘Annual Review of Corporate Reporting’ in which FRC is able to present a more holistic view of the state of company reporting in the UK.