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The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have appointed Bertrand Perrin as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board).​

Mr Perrin, from France, has extensive experience as a preparer and has worked closely with the Board and the Foundation for several years, most recently as a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee, which he joined in 2016.

He joins the Board on 1 July 2021 for an initial five-year term from his current position as Director of Accounting Standards and Special Projects at Vivendi, a European content, media and communications group headquartered in France. In this role, he has managed the implementation of various IFRS Standards, integrated new businesses acquired and led the co-ordination of group-wide financial reporting aspects.

Before starting at Vivendi in 2003, he spent nine years as an external auditor at Salustro Reydel, at the time a member firm of RSM International.

Mr Perrin also currently serves as a member of EFRAG’s Advisory Panel on Intangibles.

He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Audencia Business School in Nantes.

The Board comprises members from varied professional and geographical backgrounds. Mr Perrin will fill one of the European seats, succeeding Françoise Flores, whose term ends in June.

Erkki Liikanen, Chair of the Trustees, said:

On behalf of the Trustees, we look forward to welcoming Bertrand. His experience in applying IFRS Standards will provide helpful insight in our standard-setting work. I would also like to thank Françoise for the valuable contributions she has made to the Board’s work.

Bertrand Perrin said:

I look forward to joining the Board and participating in the continuous improvement of financial reporting through the standard-setting process, by providing the perspective of a former preparer. Indeed, I am most honoured to have the opportunity to serve the public interest and contribute to the public good.

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