Zach Gast

Board member

Zach-Gast
Group:

International Accounting Standards Board

Title:

Board member

Geographic representation:

The Americas

Appointed:

01 Aug 2020

Term expires:

31 Jul 2025

Biography:

Mr Gast, from Maryland, USA, has more than 20 years of investment experience. He joins the Board for an initial term of five years from the Center for Financial Research and Analysis (CFRA)—a provider of independent investment research—where he served as president, directing the organisation’s forensic accounting and equity research strategy.

Before joining the CFRA, he served as a senior vice-president at Paulson & Co investment managers from 2009 to 2013 and as the sector lead for financial sector equity analysis at the CFRA from 2005 to 2009.

Mr Gast has also served as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council since 2018. He has an MBA from Georgetown University.

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