15 June 2016
The IFRS Foundation today announced the appointment of 11 new members to the Small and Medium-sized Entities Implementation Group (SMEIG), effective 1 July 2016.
The SMEIG is an advisory body to the International Accounting Standard Board (the Board). Its 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:
The SMEIG was set up in 2010 by the Trustees of the IFRS Foundation following a public call for nominations. On 30 June 2016, the third and final term of 10 of the 26 existing SMEIG members will come to an end. With effect from 1 July 2016, 11 new members have been appointed for a three-year term. The other 16 SMEIG members are part way through their first term.
The new appointments were made by reference to the qualifications of the individual applicants and the desire to achieve a professional and geographical balance in the SMEIG's membership.
Membership of the SMEIG is personal; this means that members participate and vote in accordance with their own independent views, not as representatives voting in accordance with the views of their associated firm, organisation or constituency.
New appointments to the SMEIG:
|Ago Vilu||Estonia||Country Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers|
|Bee Leng Tan||Malaysia||Executive Director, Malaysian Accounting Standards Board|
|Carlos Manuel Llobet San Nicolás||Venezuela||Partner, Llobet, Lugo & Asociados|
|Daniel Sarmiento Pavas||Columbia||Consejero, Consejo Técnico de la contaduría pública|
|Kelly Wayne Karmazin||United States
|Partner, Seim Johnson LLP|
|Marta Cristina Pelucio Grecco||Brazil||Managing Partner, Praesum International Accounting|
|Paul Thompson||Global||Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support, International Federation of Accountants|
|Rakesh Latchana||Guyana||Partner, Ram & McRae|
|Raymond Betserayi Chamboko||Zimbabwe and
|Director and Head of Advisory, W Technical Consulting SA|
|Ulla Stenfors||Sweden||Accounting Expert, Swedish Accounting Standards Board|
|Wayne Robert Twigg||South Africa||Managing Member, Twigg|
A full list of the SMEIG members can be found here.