IFRS Foundation reappoints SME Implementation Group members

The IFRS Foundation has announced the reappointment of 15 members of the SME Implementation Group (SMEIG) for a second three-year term ending 30 June 2020.

The SMEIG is an advisory body to the International Accounting Standard Board (Board). The SMEIG's mission is to support the international adoption of the IFRS for SMEs® Standard and to monitor its implementation.

The SMEIG's two main responsibilities are:

  1. to consider issues raised by small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) and other interested parties and develop proposed non-mandatory guidance in the form of questions and answers (Q&A) documents; and
  2. to make recommendations to the Board on the need to amend the IFRS for SMEs

The following members have been reappointed:

Name Country Affiliation
Frederick Kibbedi Uganda Partner, PKF Uganda; Vice President, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda
Pastor Patrick Obilo Orji Nigeria Managing Consultant and CEO, Turning Point Consulting Limited
Simon Fisher Kenya Technical Partner, RSM Eastern Africa
Asia & Middle East
Ahmed M. Alshenaiber Saudi Arabia Chief Financial Officer, Awqaf Sulaiman Al-Rajhi Holding Company
Fanny Hsiang Hong Kong Director, Head of Technical & Training Department, BDO Limited
Huihao Shu China Deputy Director General, Accounting Regulatory Department, Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China
Naofumi Higuchi Japan Technical Director, Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)
Rajkumar S Adukia India Adviser, Adukia & Associates Chartered Accountants
Eva Törning Sweden Partner, Financial Reporting, Grant Thornton
Freydun Michael Badri Switzerland Partner and CEO, REWISCO AG
Jelena Poljaševic Bosnia and Herzegovina Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka
Latin America
Alexei Estrella Morales Ecuador Regional Partner, Arista Global Group
Luis A. Chavez Ecuador Consultant and trainer, Luis A. Chávez – Consultoría y Capacitación)
Martín Kerner Argentina Consultant and trainer; Argentine Accounting and Auditing Standard Board (CENCYA)
Keith Reilly Australia Technical Adviser, Keith Reilly

 More information about the SMEIG, including the terms of reference and operating procedures of the group, is available here.