Hans Hoogervorst

IASB Chair

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International Accounting Standards Board


IASB Chair

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01 Jul 2011

Term expires:

30 Jun 2021


Hans Hoogervorst became chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2011. He was reappointed for a second five-year term in 2016. Mr Hoogervorst is a former chairman of the executive board of the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and a former chairman of the technical committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). As co-chair of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, a high-level group of business leaders with experience of international markets, he advised the Board and the Financial Accounting Standards Board on their joint response to the financial crisis. He has also served as chairman of the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation.

From 1998 to 2007, Mr Hoogervorst held a number of positions in the Dutch Government, including state secretary for social affairs, minister of finance and minister of health, welfare and sport. Prior to this, Mr Hoogervorst served as both a member of 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 Master’s degrees in modern history from the University of Amsterdam and in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Relations Studies in the Netherlands.

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