Appointed: 1 July 2006
Second term expires: 30 June 2016
Geographical allocation: Europe
Until his appointment he was the director of the accounting division of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French securities regulator. He graduated from HEC, then qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Registered Statutory Auditor, and joined Arthur Andersen & Co. (Paris) in 1970.
At Arthur Andersen, Mr Danjou ultimately became an audit partner. He was also Executive Director of the French Ordre des Experts Comptables (OEC) from 1982 until 1986.
Mr Danjou was a member of the International Auditing Practices Committee and a technical adviser to the French delegate to the former International Accounting Standards Committee, the predecessor to the IASB.
While at the AMF he served on the IASB's Standards Advisory Council, as an observer at the Committee on Auditing of the European Commission, as a member of IOSCO's Standing Committee 1 on Multinational Accounting and Disclosure, and the Financial Reporting Committee of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESRFin).
In 2006, he was appointed chairman of the European Enforcers Coordination Sessions created by CESRFin to help foster consistent enforcement by regulators of IFRS-based financial statements.