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Thomas Jones

The members of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and staff of the IFRS Foundation wish to express their condolences to the family of Thomas (Tom) E. Jones, who died earlier this week.

Tom was one of the leading figures in the history of the IASB. After serving as Chair of the IASB’s predecessor body, the IASC, Tom became the first Vice-Chairman of the organisation from its inception until 2011, working alongside former Chair Sir David Tweedie during a period of widespread adoption of IFRS Standards around the world.

Tom’s work as an accounting standard-setter followed a successful career in investment banking, holding senior positions at Citicorp for more than two decades. In 2007, Financial Executives International recognised his career achievements by inducting him into the FEI Hall of Fame.