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TA & IAB 2017 Awards: Jury panel announced

Andrea Rabb
Carlos Martin Tornero
John Ogallo Senior
Olivia Kirtley

This year's jury panel for the 2017 The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards has been announced. The jury panel will vote on the winners among the shortlisted finalists, with the results to be disclosed at The Digital Accountancy Forum & Awards 2017 event held on 4 October in London.


Jury members are;


Moklasz vice president Andrea Rabb

Andrea Rabb is a vice-president of the Hungarian Association of Certified Tax Experts (Moklasz), a sole entrepreneur and an expert on VAT, international tax matters and tax audits.She teaches tax advisory for graduated professionals both in Hungarian and in English. She is regularly requested as Head of Examination Board by the Ministry of National Economy and founded her ET (English Taxational) Club for professionals. She is an author of a wide range of publications on tax.


Responsible Investor senior reporter Carlos Martin Tornero

Carlos Martin Tornero is a senior reporter at Responsible Investor, a global news service reporting on sustainable finance for institutional investors. He specialises in corporate governance and stewardship, as well as broader ESG issues emerging from the Spanish speaking world. Previously, he was the editor of The Accountant as well as a member of International Accounting Bulletin’s editorial team. He is also a non-practising member of a Spanish bar association. Carlos won the 2014 State Street UK Institutional Press Awards for Regulatory Issues and was shortlisted in 2015 in the category of Investment.


The World Bank financial management specialist John Ogallo Senior

John Ogallo is a senior financial management specialist in the Operational Policy and Country Services Vice-Presidency of the World Bank, where he has been involved in key policy and corporate strategy tasks that support financial management in operations financed by the World Bank. He also provides support to global partnerships, including secretariat support to the Multilateral Development Banks Financial Management Harmonization Working Group. He is also the World Bank alternate member of the PEFA steering committee.


IFAC immediate past president Olivia Kirtley

Olivia Kirtley is the immediate past president of IFAC, a position she held from 2014 to 2016. This was the culmination of a career spanning 40 years, which started in 1972 at EY where she worked in audit and tax. She quickly left public practice to work in the industry. In 1998, she was elected as the first female chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Currently, she is a non-executive director of US Bancorp, Papa John’s International, ResCare and Randgold. In 2016, she was awarded The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin lifetime achievement award.

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