IFRS Foundation announces new appointments to the IFRS Interpretations Committee

 23 May 2016

The Trustees of the IFRS® Foundation, responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board, have today announced the appointment of Yang Zheng and Bertrand Perrin to the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

Yang Zheng is currently the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of China Life Insurance Company, and has previously served as the Senior Financial Analyst of Molex in the United States and as the General Manager of the Finance Department of China Life.

Bertrand Perrin is currently the Director, Accounting Standards & Special Projects at Vivendi, an integrated media and content group in France, and has previously worked as an External Auditor.

The IFRS Interpretations Committee is the interpretative body of the International Accounting Standards Board. It is tasked with reviewing accounting issues that arise within the context of current IFRS Standards and providing authoritative guidance (IFRIC® Interpretations) on those issues.

The IFRS Interpretations Committee comprises 14 voting members drawn from a variety of countries and professional backgrounds, appointed by the Trustees of the IFRS Foundation.

Mr Zheng and Mr Perrin will serve three-year terms, with effect from 1 July 2016.

Sheila Fraser, Chair of the Trustee Nominating Committee said:

Having a diverse mix of representatives on the Interpretations Committee is important, and we are pleased that Yang and Bertrand have accepted their appointments. We look forward to working with them over the coming months.

For more information on the Interpretations Committee please use the links on the right hand side.