• Register
Return to: Home > News > IFAC appoint new president

IFAC appoint new president

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has appointed Alan Johnson as its new president.

Johnson, who has served as IFAC deputy president since November 2018, will serve a two-year term through November 2022.

Commenting on his appointment, Johnson said: “IFAC, working in the public interest, plays a critical role to support sustainable economic development and the development of international standards. Every year, IFAC provides expert guidance and advice to our member organisations and the millions of professional accountants they represent worldwide. I look forward to working with the IFAC Board, management, and membership organisations to continue delivering this support during a time of unprecedented challenges.”

Johnson began his service with IFAC ten years ago when he joined the Professional Accountants in Business Committee. He was elected to the IFAC board in 2015 and since 2018 he has chaired the IFAC Planning and Finance Committee.

Along with Johnson’s appointment, Asmâa Resmouki has been elected to serve as deputy president. Resmouki has served on the IFAC board since 2018 and as Governance Committee Chair since 2019.

New Board members

IFAC has also made a number of appointments to its board, maintaining a female-majority board for a second-year running. The new and reappointed board members are:

  • Jean Bouquot (The Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Experts-Comptables and the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes, France)
  • Kohei Kan (The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Japan)
  • Chiara Mio (Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili, Italy)
  • Atul Gupta (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, India)
  • Taryn Rulton (Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Australia); and
  • Yacoob Suttar (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, Pakistan)

Top Content

    Brazil: regulation and technology form basis for recovery

    Opportunities in the capital markets and the ever-growing influence of technology are expected to have a significant impact on the Brazilian accounting profession over the next 12 months, writes Paul Golden.

    read more

    Mentoring support and the opportunity to delegate

    Jon Lisby will be known to many from his former role as CEO of Kreston International. Here, he explains the background to his new venture, Global Alliance Advisory Services (GAAS), and how he aims to offer support to alliance CEOs.

    read more

    Global by name, global by nature

    Stephen Heathcote became chief executive officer of PrimeGlobal on 1 June 2019. Robin Amlôt met him to discuss the various new challenges that he has taken on, and his ambitions for the association.

    read more

    ARGA team, assemble!

    The new top team has been named that will see in root-and-branch reform at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as it transforms into the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). Will the new duo be as dynamic as some are hoping? Robin Amlôt reports.

    read more


    As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, the International Accounting Bulletin and The Accountant will be collating all the latest news and updates from the profession on the pandemic’s impact.

    read more
Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.