The mission of the IFRS Foundation and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is to develop International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) that bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to financial markets around the world. They seek to serve the public interest by fostering trust, growth and long-term stability in the global economy.
Salim Alibhai, FCCA, CPA (K), is an audit partner at PKF Kenya and heads the IT assurance including methodology function across the Eastern Africa PKF member firms. Erwin Bakker, RA, is international audit partner of PKF Wallast in the Netherlands, mainly involved in international (group) audits. He serves as chairman of the IFRS work- ing group of PKF Wallast and is a member of the Technical Bureau of PKF Wallast in the Netherlands. T V Balasubramanian, FCA, CFE, Registered Valuer and Insolvency Professional, is a senior partner in PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP, and part of the technical team engaged in Ind AS / IFRS activities of the firm. He previously served on the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board of the ICAI, India and Committee on Accounting Standards for Local Bodies of the ICAI, India. Kunal Bharadva, FCCA, CPA (K), ACA, is a Director at PKF Kenya and is responsible for technical training across the Eastern Africa PKF member firms. Asif Chaudhry, FCCA, CPA (K), MBA, is an audit partner at PKF Kenya and heads the technical and quality control functions across the Eastern Africa PKF member firms. He is also a member of the Kenyan Institute’s Professional Standards Committee and the PKF International Africa Professional Standards Committee. Danie Coetsee, PhD (Accounting Sciences), CA (SA), is Professor of Accounting at the University of Johannesburg, specializing in financial accounting. He is former the chairs of the Accounting Practice Committee of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Financial Reporting Technical Committee of the Financial Reporting Standards Council of South Africa. Chris Johnstone, a member of the ICAEW and also holds ICAEW’s Diploma in IFRS. She is the Audit Technical Director at Johnston Carmichael. She joined Johnston Carmi- chael in 2014 having previously worked at Baker Tilly and MacIntyre Hudson in London. She is also a member of the Accounting and Auditing Technical Committee of the PKF firms in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland and ICAS’s Corporate and Financial Reporting Panel. Patrick Kuria, B/Ed (Hons), CPA (K), is a partner at PKF Kenya and specialises in the audits of financial services and the not-for-profit sector. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), PKF Eastern Africa technical and CSR Committees. He is a Life Member of Award Holders Alumni Kenya (AHA - K) and a member of the finance committee for President’s Awards Kenya. Christopher Naidoo, CA (SA), member of the SAICA and is an international account- ing (IFRS) and audit (ISA) technical specialist at PKF International Limited. He also a member of PKF’s International Professional Standards Committee (IPSC), Assurance Strategy Group and Risk Advisory Group. James Dougherty, MAcc, CPA, CGMA is an audit partner at JLK Rosenberger LLP, who recently moved with the firm to their Dallas, Texas office. James has specialists skills for single audits under Uniform Guidance, insurance statutory accounting principles (SAP) and is a qualified peer reviewer. He is also a member of the AICPA, CalCPA, Texas Society of CPAs and Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA). Darshan Shah, FCCA, CPA (K), CPA (U), ACA, is a partner with PKF East Africa and the Head of Audit and Assurance for the Eastern Africa PKF member firms. He also heads the technical training function across East Africa. Minette van der Merwe, CA (SA), is PKF South Africa’s IFRS technical expert respon- sible for the interpretation and application of IFRS within the Southern African region. Ramanarayanan J, FCA, Cert. in IFRS (ICAEW), is a partner in PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP, Chartered Accountants, India. He has been part of the technical team of the firm engaged in transition to Ind AS (the converged IFRS Standards) and the ongoing implementation of new and revised standards.