9:05 - 9:30

Alfredo González Panizo
Technical General Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness since January 2013, previously Secretary for the Council of the National Competition Commission.
Between 2008 and 2009 coordinator for the Legal Aid Convention of the Energy Supervisory Authority; Deputy State Attorney for the National Court; Coordinator of the Telecommunications, Energy and Infrastructures Area, performing among other functions the representation and defense in court of the TMT and Energy Supervisory Authorities.
State Attorney in Madrid’s Superior Justice Court, Contentious Administrative Court and collaboration with the civil law section between 2004 and 2005.
Previously Secretary for the Regional Economic-Administrative Court of the Basque Country and Deputy State Attorney of the State Legal Service in Vizcaya.

9:30 - 9:45

Eddy Wymeersch
Chairman, Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB), Spain
In addition to being PIOB chairman, Eddy Wymeersch is a member of the board of Euroclear SA and of the Association for the Financial Markets in Europe. He is former chairman of the Committee of European Securities Regulators (2007–10) and of the European Regional Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, taking part in the Executive Committee and the Technical Committee (2006–10). He is former chairman of the Belgian Commission Bancaire, Financière et des Assurances (chief executive in 2001–07 and chairman of the supervisory board in 2007–10) and a member of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (2012).

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Standard-setting in the Public Interest
9:45 - 11:15

Olivia Kirtley (IFAC President)

Hans Hoogervorst (IASB Chair)
Arnold Schilder (IAASB Chair)
Stavros Thomadakis (IESBA Chair)

Olivia Kirtley
President, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), United States
Olivia Kirtley became IFAC president in 2014. She previously served as deputy president (2012–14). A former chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its Board of Examiners, she leads a consultancy practice focused on governance, risk, and strategy and is non-executive director for U.S. Bancorp, Papa John’s, and ResCare. Previously, she was chief financial officer of an international company and a global accounting firm.

Hans Hoogervorst
Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), United Kingdom
Hans Hoogervorst is a former chairman of the executive board of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, the technical committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, and the Monitoring Board of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation. In 2008 he was appointed as a co-chair of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, advising the IASB and the Financial Accounting Standards Board on their joint response to the 2008–09 financial crisis. Between 1998 and 2007, he held a variety of positions in the Dutch government, including minister of finance, minister of health, welfare, and sport, and state secretary for social affairs.

Arnold Schilder
Chairman, International Audit and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), the Netherlands
In addition to serving as IAASB chairman, Arnold Schilder has served on many boards, including the Managing Board of the Dutch Central Bank, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s Accounting Task Force, and the Public Interest Oversight Board. He was formerly president of Royal NIVRA, a partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and a professor of the University of Amsterdam and the University of Maastricht. He studied theology and accountancy.

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Stavros Thomadakis
Chairman, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), Greece
Stavros Thomadakis is emeritus professor of financial economics at the University of Athens. He was chairman of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission during the formative stages of the organization (1996–2004). In addition to being IESBA chairman, he has served as chairman of the European Regional Committee of IOSCO and as first chairman of the Public Interest Oversight Board (2005–11). At present he is chairman of the board of the University of the Aegean and member of the Hellenic Council for Corporate Governance. Until recently he was a member of the Securities Markets Stakeholders Group of the European Securities and Markets Authority.

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Challenges in Standard Setting
11:35 - 13:05

José María Bové
(First Vicepresident Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España)


Bertrand Badré (World Bank CFO)
Nic van der Ende (BCBS Accounting Expert Group Member)
Alain Deckers (European Commission Head of Unit)

José María Bové
First Vicepresident of the Board of the Instituto de Censores Jurados de Cuentas de España [institute of chartered accountants of Spain] (ICJCE)
He has held different positions in the institute as well as in the Collegi de Censors Jurats de Comptes de Catalunya (CCJCC). He is a member of the Auditing Committee of the Institute of Accounting and Auditing (ICAC). Previously he was vicepresident of the Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens] (FEE), 2001-2010 and nowadays is the representative of the ICJCE to the General Assembly of this organisation.
José María Bové is a statutory auditor, lawyer and holds a phd in Economy. He is the founding partner and President of Bové Montero y Asociados (1978).

Bertrand Badré
Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer, United States
Bertrand Badré is responsible for the World Bank Group’s financial and risk management strategies. He contributes to international dialogue on financial standards and practices as a representative on the Financial Stability Board, chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Action Council on Sustainable Development, and a participant in meetings of the G-7 and heads of multilateral development banks. Previously, he was group chief financial officer at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole and managing director of Lazard. During the 2003 Evian G-8 summit, he served as President Chirac’s deputy personal representative for Africa and as a spokesperson on new international financial contributions to fund development.

Nic van der Ende
Chairman, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), Audit Sub-Group of the Accounting Expert Group, The Netherlands
Nic van der Ende is a member of the BCBS Accounting Expert Group and its Audit Sub-Group; a member of the European Banking Authority’s Standing Committee on Accounting, Reporting, and Auditing and its Audit Sub-Group; a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board; and a certified accountant and coordinating senior policy officer at De Nederlandsche Bank, The Netherlands. He was formerly a coordinator of a post-academic course “Accountant and Sustainability” at the Economic Faculty of the University of Amsterdam, a public accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Netherlands, and a representative of the European Commission.

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Alain Deckers
Head of Unit, Audit and credit rating agencies at DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
Alain Deckers has a broad experience on EU public policies. He has been responsible for policy reviews and policy development in areas including trade in goods (focusing on product safety regulation), environmental policy (waste management), public procurement and financial services regulation. Currently he leads a team responsible for policy and regulation of the audit and credit rating sectors. He graduated in Physics at the University of Manchester and holds an M.Sc., in Industrial Strategy and Technical Change.

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Responses to the Global Financial Crisis
14:30 - 16:00

Fernando Restoy (Bank of Spain D. Governor)


David Wright (IOSCO Secretary General)
Stephen Haddrill (UK FRC CEO)
Stephen Maijoor (ESMA Chair)

Fernando Restoy
Deputy Governor, Bank of Spain, Spain
He is a graduate in Economics and Business Studies from the Madrid Complutense University, an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the LSE, and an MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
He was appointed Deputy-Governor of the Banco de España in 2012. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, Vice-Chairman of the Governing Committee of the FROB (the Spanish Fund for the Orderly Restructuring of the Banking Sector) - after having been its Chairman from 2012 to 2015 - and a member of the CNMV (Spanish National Securities Market Commission) Board.
His entire career has been pursued in the realm of public institutions. He was Vice-Chairman of the CNMV. He was also a member of the Board of Supervisors of ESMA, Vice-Chairman of the IOSCO Technical Committee and member of the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation. He joined the Banco de España in 1991, where he held several positions at the Monetary and Financial Studies Department.

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David Wright
Secretary General, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), United Kingdom
David Wright was appointed secretary general of IOSCO in March 2012. Since graduating from Worcester College, Oxford, in 1974 in politics, economics, and philosophy, he worked for nearly 34 years in the European Commission (1977–2011), where he held a variety of posts, including deputy director general for securities and financial markets, deputy director general for all financial services policy, and director general for internal markets and services. He helped to design and drive forward the Financial Services Action Plans to integrate the European Union’s capital and financial services markets. He chaired the Securities Committee and the Banking Committee, represented the European Commission in the Financial Services Committee, and was a member of the European Commission’s Task Force on Greece until the end of January 2012.

Stephen Haddrill
Chief Executive Officer, Financial Reporting Council (FRC), United Kingdom
Stephen Haddrill became chief executive officer of the FRC in November 2009. Previously he was director general of the Association of British Insurers. In December 2008, he was appointed as a member of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, the high-level advisory group set up by the International Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Accounting Standards Board to consider financial reporting issues arising from the global financial crisis. Previously he was director general of the Fair Markets Group at the Department of Trade and Industry. He studied history and economics at Oxford University and joined the Department of Energy in 1978, where he held various posts, principally on nuclear issues and as principal private secretary to the secretary of state for energy.

Stephen Maijoor
Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), France
Steven Maijoor was named chair of the ESMA in 2011. As first chair of the authority, he is responsible for chairing the ESMA’s Board of Supervisors, which gives strategic guidance to the ESMA and takes all main regulatory and supervisory decisions. He also chairs the Management Board, which ensures that the ESMA carries out its mission and performs its tasks. Previously, he was managing director at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, where he was responsible for capital market supervision, including financial reporting and auditing, prospectuses, public offerings, and supervision of the integrity of financial markets. In his regulatory role at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, he held various international positions, including chairman of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators.

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Audit Quality and Standard Implementation
16:20 - 17:50

Fayez Choudhury (IFAC CEO)


H. E. Riyad Al Mubarak (ADAA Chair)
Robert Hodgkinson (ICAEW Executive Director)
Janine Van Diggelen (IFIAR Chair)

Fayez Choudhury
Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), United States
Fayezul Choudhury became chief executive officer of IFAC in February 2013. He was previously with the World Bank, where his last two assignments were as vice president of corporate finance and risk management and as controller and vice president of strategic planning and resource management. He was a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board from its formation in 2005 until 2010. He also chaired the Global Steering Committee of the International Forum for Accountability Development and was a member of the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board.

H. E. Riyad Al Mubarak
Chairman, Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA), United Arab Emirates
As ADAA chairman, H. E. Riyad Al Mubarak developed a distinctive legislative and operational model for “government audit.” He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in financial economics from Boston University and is a certified public accountant. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the Young Global Leaders among 5,000 candidates from 72 countries by the World Economic Forum. He has received the “Life Time Achievement” award from the International Accounting Association and the “Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Accountancy Profession” award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Robert Hodgkinson
Executive Director, Technical Strategy Department, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), United Kingdom
Robert Hodgkinson qualified as a chartered accountant after graduating in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University. He is responsible for ICAEW’s Technical Strategy Department and its thought leadership and research programs. He has served as a member of the boards of the International Federation of Accountants and the European Federation of Accountants.

Janine Van Diggelen
Chairman, International Forum of Audit Regulators (IFIAR), The Netherlands
In addition to being IFIAR chairman, Janine van Diggelen is head of the Audit and Reporting Quality Division at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. She is responsible for oversight of audit and financial reporting. In April 2015 she was elected chair of IFIAR after her two-year term as vice chair of IFIAR ended. Prior to joining the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets in 2004, she worked with Ernst & Young in auditing, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. She received her master’s degree in information management from Nyenrode Business University, the Netherlands. She is a registered accountant in the Netherlands and a certified public accountant in Texas, United States.


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