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Executive Committee

Keryn Chalmers (Swinburne University, Australia)

Keryn Chalmers
Swinburne University 
The Swinburne School of Business
PO Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
Email: kchalmers@swin.edu.au

Professor Keryn Chalmers is Dean, Swinburne Business School in the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University. Prior to this appointment, she held the positions of Deputy Dean, Monash Business School at Monash University (2012-2016) and Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at Monash University (2018-2012). 

Keryn is active in several academic and professional organizations. As Vice President (Membership, formerly Education) of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research she sits as an official observer on the International Accounting Education Standards Board. Keryn is a former Australian President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), former Vice President Monash Academic Board, and past board member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.  She is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the recipient of a practitioner service award for her contributions to the Institute.  Formerly a Victorian Divisional Council member of CPA Australia, Keryn has also been a member of the CPA Australia national education accreditation board, special considerations committee and examination policy advisory committee.

Keryn’s research interests are in the financial accounting and water accounting area, specifically in relation to reporting standards, accounting policy and disclosure choices and the economic consequences of regulation. She is also the co-author of a number of successful accounting textbooks, including Accounting for Decision Making.

Immediate Past President
Katherine Schipper (Duke University, USA)

Katherine Schipper

E-mail: schipper@duke.edu

Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Ms. Schipper holds a BA degree from the University of Dayton, MBA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and honorary degrees from Notre Dame University, the Norwegian School of Economics, Singapore Management University and the Stockholm School of Economics.  Prior to joining Duke University’s faculty, she was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  She has also been a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago.

Ms. Schipper has published research papers in financial reporting, corporation finance and corporate governance. She is a frequent speaker on matters related to international accounting convergence, financial reporting standard setting and financial reporting quality.  She has been named the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator and Distinguished International Lecturer, and has been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame.  She has served the American Accounting Association as Director of Research, as President and as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.   She is or has been a member of the governing boards of a public company, a mutual fund and a not-for-profit entity.

VP - Administration
Andrei Filip (ESSEC Business School, France)

Andrei Filip
ESSEC Business School
3 Avenue Bernard Hirsch
CS 50105
95021 Cergy-Pontoise Cedex

Andrei Filip is Professor and Department Chair of the Accounting and Management Control department at ESSEC Business School. Before joining ESSEC, Andrei has been teaching financial accounting and financial analysis in Romania, Switzerland and Canada. Andrei’s main research interests are institutional settings and financial reporting quality. He has published in various international accounting journals (Contemporary Accounting Research, The International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Corporate Finance, etc.) and he is currently an associate editor of Accounting in Europe. 

VP - Finance
Elizabeth A. Gordon (Temple University, USA)

Elizabeth A. Gordon
Temple University
Fox School of Business and Management
339 Speakman Hall 
1810 N. 13th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19122
E-mail: egordon@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-6422
Cell: 215-470-8915

Elizabeth Gordon is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Merves Scholar at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University. Dr. Gordon’s research interests include international accounting and corporate governance investigating topics such as international financial reporting standards, accounting restatements, corporate communications, executive compensation, related party transactions, market development and corporate disclosure.  She has published her research in top journals in the field including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and The Accounting Review.  She serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of International Accounting Research andThe International Journal of Accounting.  Dr. Gordon has taught courses in financial accounting and international accounting at the graduate and undergraduate levels, receiving a number of teaching awards.  Experienced in both the private and public sectors, Dr. Gordon was an auditor with Price Waterhouse and interned at the Office of Management and Budget before entering academia.  Prior to joining the Temple University, she served on the faculties at the University of Chicago and Rutgers University.  Dr. Gordon received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York,  Masters in Business Administration from Yale University and Bachelors of Science in accounting with highest distinction from Indiana University.


VP - Membership
Sylvia Meljem Enriquez de Rivera (ITAM, Mexico)

Sylvia Meljem Enriquez de Rivera

VP - Practice
Mark Protherough (ICAEW, United Kingdom) 

Mark Protherough
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
London, United Kingdom
Email: mark.protherough@icaew.com

Mark Protherough is executive director, learning and professional development at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Mark is responsible for ICAEW's learning and development work, covering qualifications including the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, professional and academic education, and accountancy careers information.

He is a member of ICAEW's Assessment Committee, Learning and Professional Development Board and the Institute Board.

He is also:

  • A trustee of the British Accounting and Finance Association
  • A member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) Education Directors Group
  • A member of the Common Content Oversight Group
  • A member of the Accounting and Tax Apprenticeship Trailblazer Steering Group

Prior to joining ICAEW, Mark was managing director - education, training and development at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, where he had substantial international experience. Mark has an MA (Oxon) and an MBA from Henley.

VP - Conferences
Elmar Venter (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Elmar Venter

Email: elmar.venter@up.ac.za

Elmar Venter is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests are the determinants and consequences of corporate reporting with a current focus on integrated reporting. He publishes in leading international journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society; The International Journal of Accounting; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Abacus; and Accounting and Finance. 

VP - Research
Per Olsson (ESMT Berlin, Germany)

Per Olsson

ESMT Berlin
Schlossplatz 1
10178 Berlin, Germany
Email: per.olsson@esmt.org

Per Olsson is Professor of Accounting and the director of the Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing at ESMT Berlin.  He was on the faculty of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business from 2001 to 2015 and before that at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He held the Jan Wallander and Bertil Danielsson visiting professorships at the Stockholm School of Economics and the Swedish House of Finance from 2009 to 2018.

Prof. Olsson has published a large number of research papers in financial accounting, especially in the capital markets area, and he is a frequent speaker on matters related to earnings quality. He is a member of the European Accounting Association and the American Accounting Association, and he is an associate editor of Accounting and Business Research.  He serves /has served on the editorial boards of Accounting in Europe, The Accounting Review, the European Accounting Review, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and the Review of Accounting Studies.

VP - Communications
Sebastian Hoffmann (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Sebastian Hoffmann
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Email: sebastian.hoffmann@ed.ac.uk

Sebastian Hoffmann is a Lecturer in Accounting and Director of the MSc Accounting and Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UK), and a Research Professor of Accounting at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany). Since 2016, he serves as Vice President Communications on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER).

Professor Hoffmann maintains an interdisciplinary research agenda in financial accounting with particular emphases on lobbying and accounting standard setting, IFRS accounting regulation and its implementation, and accounting in historical contexts. His research is published in leading international journals, such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

VP - Education
Ling-Tai Lynette Chou (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Ling-Tai Lynette Chou
National Chengchi University  
Department of Accounting
#64 Section 2 ZhiNan Road                                                                                                                   Taipei, Taiwan 11623                                                                                                                              Email: chou@nccu.edu.tw

Ling-Tai Lynette Chou, Professor of Accounting at National Chengchi University (NCCU), previously served as the University Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning and Director of Participation Education & Research Development Office of the College of Commerce, and Chairman of the Department of Accounting. Being the former President of Taiwan Accounting Association and Vice President at-Large of International Association for Accounting Education and Research, she takes part in academic conferences and organizations regularly.

Professor Chou’s research interests include audit quality, internal control/related parties & transactions disclosures, financial reporting/management control for universities and the public sector. She has published in academic journals such as Abacus, Journal of Accounting Review, NTU Management Review, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, Accounting Research, Educational Policy Forum, Taiwan Accounting Review, Review of Business, Management Review, Review of Securities and Futures Markets, Industry and Management Forum, etc. Her teaching cases can be found in Ivey School Publishing, Chengchi Business Case Center and other case centers.

Professor Chou is currently the Supervisor of the Institute for Information Industry and the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan. She also serves on the Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission’s Appeals Board of Certified Public Accountant Disciplinary Sanction, NCC Cable Radio and TV Fund Management Committee and the Government Accounting Standards Committee of DGBAS (Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics). Professor Chou was the Supervisor of Taiwan’s Public Television Service, First Financial Holding Co. and First Bank.

Professor Chou received Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (formerly National Science Council) Research Project Grants and NCCU Outstanding Faculty Service Award among other excellent teaching, service and research awards from various organizations. 

Francesco Giunta
Professor of Financial Accounting
School of Economics and Business
University of Florence 
E-mail: francesco.giunta@unifi.it

Francesco Giunta is a full professor of Financial Accounting at the University of Florence, School of Economics and Management. He is a member of the Italian Academy of Business Administration and Management (AIDEA), of Italian Society of Business Administration Educators (SIDREA), and of the European Accounting Association (EAA).

Francesco served as a Head of the Management and Accounting Department at the University of Florence (2004-2009) and as a Dean of the School of Economics and Management (2009-2013) at the same University. He is still a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Florence.

Francesco taught in several Italian Universities (Unical, L’Aquila, Luiss-Rome) and has been visiting scholar at Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod-Russia), Roma Tor Vergata, Napoli Federico II, Pisa, Bologna, Viterbo.

Francesco’s research interests are in the areas of international accounting and financial statement analysis. He has published several books and numerous articles on these topics in Italian and international journals (Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Advances in Accounting, International Journal of Business and Economics, PSL Quarterly Review).

Francesco also directed a few national research projects in Italy and presented research papers at many international seminars and conferences. He also is editor-in-chief of Accounting & Business Studies (a series of monographs published by Franco Angeli), associate editor of Financial Reporting Journal, and a member of the scientific committee of other Italian and foreign journals.

Vice Presidents At-Large

African Accounting and Finance Association 
Venancio Tauringana

American Accounting Association, International Section 
Judy Beckman

Brazilian Accounting Association (ANPCONT) 
Claudio Wanderley

Email: claudio.wanderley@ufpe.br

Claudio Wanderley received his PhD in Accounting from the Management School, University of Sheffield, the UK. He is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. He was also a visiting scholar at Portland State University, Erasmus University, the Netherlands and Amsterdam University, the Netherlands. He is associate editor of the Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting Journal (the Journal of the Brazilian National Association of Graduate Programs in Accounting) and head of the management accounting stream of the São Paulo University Accounting Conference (the biggest accounting conference in Brazil). He has had a number of research projects funded by renowned organizations such as CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants). His main research interests include management accounting change, management accounting practices adaptation, identity and the management accounting profession, accounting systems in emerging economies, and public sector reforms. He has published his research in a range of highly rated academic Brazilian and international outlets (e.g. Management Accounting Research and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies) and has presented his work at numerous international conferences.

Association Francophone de Comptabilite
Cedric Lesage

Sylvia Meljem

Email: smeljem@itam.mx

Sylvia Meljemis a faculty member at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), having served on its faculty since 1987, where she serves as Director of the Center for Accounting Linkage and Research, and previously as Head of the Academic Department of Accounting (1993-2013) and the Director of the Public Accounting and Financial Strategy Program (1995-2006). Sylvia received her Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Sylvia has published articles in national and international journals including The International Journal of Business Disciplines, has authored several books and co-authored Accounting of Costs and Strategy Management. She is president of the Academic Subcommittee of Corporate Governance Council and Editorial Board President of the Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos, A.C. (IMCP) magazine, Contaduría Pública and Veritas.

Sylvia is a member of AAA’s AUD and MAS Sections and served on the AAA Global Engagement Committee (2012-15).  

Syvia has thirty years’ teaching experience, is a CPA, is a technical advisor for accounting issues in Mexico, is National Coordinator of Linkage at the National Association of Faculties and Schools of Accounting and Administration in Mexico, a Project Leader and the Vice President of Technical Events at the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives, and has served as Technical Advisor of The National Evaluation Center for Higher Education in Mexico (2012-16), and as a member of The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) (2007-12).

Sylvia has received a number of awards including the Association of Public Accountants of Mexico’s Distinguished Professor Award (2012), IMCP’s Refugio Roman Almonte Award (2011), and ITAM’s Race to the Universe and Professional Merit Award (2004).

Indian Accounting Association Research Foundation
Dhrubaranjan Dandapat

Japan Accounting Association, Japan (JAA)
Akihiro Noguchi

Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA)
Clifford Obiyo Ofurum

Suleiman Salihu Aruwa
Nasarawa State University
Mobile: +2348034511107
Email: aruwasas@gmail.com

Prof. Suleiman Salihu Aruwa is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Nasarawa State University, Nigeria and the President of the Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA). He is currently the Dean of School of Postgraduate Studies at Nasarawa State University. He obtained a B.Sc Accounting, M. Sc Accounting &Finance from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Accounting & Finance from the Nigerian Defence Academy. He is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He specializes in public sector budgeting, Accounting and Finance. He is passionate about the development of wealth accounting and reporting framework.

Southern African Accounting Association(SAAA)
Rikus de Villiers

Rikus de Villiers

North-West University
Business School
Private Bag X1290
Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa

Ex Officio Members