The IFRS Foundation has today announced the appointment of two new Trustees and the re-appointment for a second term of Trustee Chair Erkki Liikanen as well as Trustees Sarah J Al Suhaimi and Dr Suresh P Kana.

The IFRS Foundation Trustees are responsible for the strategy, governance and oversight of the Foundation, as well as the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

Jorge Familiar, originally from Mexico and now living in Washington DC, has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the financial sector. He is currently Vice-President for Finance and Group Controller for the World Bank and has recently been appointed Vice-President and Treasurer effective from 1 January 2022. Jorge has worked for the World Bank twice in his career, as member of the Board of Executive Directors during his first stint between 2004 and 2008, and as Vice-President of various portfolios, including the Latin America and Caribbean Region, in his current run since 2010. Earlier in his career, he was CEO of Mexico’s Instituto Fonacot, a government-owned financial institution, and Vice-Chair of Securities and Derivatives Markets Supervision at the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, a government agency in Mexico.

Keiko Tashiro, from Japan, is Deputy President at Daiwa Securities, a position she has held since 2019. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has worked at the Daiwa group of companies since 1986. Before becoming its Deputy President, Keiko was a member of its Board from 2014. She also serves as the group’s Head of Overseas Operations and Head of Sustainable Development Goals. She is a member of the Financial System Council at the Japanese Financial Services Agency and a Trustee at the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, among others.

Jorge and Keiko will succeed Guillermo Babatz and Kazuyuki Masu, who step down at the end of 2021.

The Trustees are pleased to welcome Jorge and Keiko and look forward to working with them. They thank their departing colleagues Guillermo and Kazuyuki for their dedicated service and wish them well for the future.

All appointments and re-appointments are for a three-year period, effective from 1 January 2022, and have been approved by the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board, a group of capital market authorities to whom the Trustees are accountable.

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