Board of Advisors
Christopher Arnold is Head of SME / SMP and Research at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). He leads on IFAC’s SME (small- and medium-sized entities), SMP (small- and medium-sized practices) and research initiatives, which include developing thought leadership, implementation support for international standards and public policy and advocacy. He was previously an Audit Manager for Deloitte and qualified as a professional accountant in a mid-tier accountancy practice in London (now call PKF-Littlejohn LLP). Christopher started his career as a Small Business Policy Adviser at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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Holger Erchinger is an audit partner with KPMG LLP in New York and serves as the IFRS leader in KPMG’s U.S. national office, as member of KPMG’s global IFRS panel as well as the Partner in Charge of the U.S. Germany Corridor within the KPMG LLP U.S. International Business Corridors responsible for coordinating and supporting all cross-functional inbound and outbound revenues and business activities related to audit, advisory, and tax service offerings.
Holger has been with KPMG for 26 years working in various KPMG offices in the United States and in Germany providing audit and consulting services related to U.S. capital markets transactions including IPOs and debt offerings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, SPAC transactions, accounting conversion and advisory services, and SEC filings and reporting.
Holger is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of New York and State of Colorado as well as a German Certified Public Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer) and Tax Advisor (Steuerberater). He studied business administration at the University of Munich/Germany and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), earned a PhD in Economics and served as professor for international accounting, auditing, and corporate governance at the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Berlin/Germany.
Current dean of the Faculty of Economics, Business, and Accounting at the (FEA USP) and president of the Budget and Patrimony Commission of the University of São Paulo (2018-2021). Founder and first president of the National Association of Graduate Programs in Accounting Sciences. Vice president for Brazil at large of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (2007-2010). Representative of South America and the Caribbean on the board of the European Accounting Association (2013-2018). Current Editor-in-Chief of the journal Accounting & Finance Review - USP (2011-2021). Visiting professor at the University of Illinois (2000).
Martin Hoogendoorn (1959) is professor of corporate reporting at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is involved in post-master's education for chartered accountants and chartered controllers. He also provides various executive courses for finance professionals and supervisory directors.
Furthermore, he is a judge at the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal and chairman of the Limperg Institute (the accountancy Ph.D educational institute of Dutch universities). He has written several books and articles. He also advises companies on reporting issues. Previously, he was a partner at EY and chairman of the Dutch Accounting Standards Board.