IFRS Trustees Appoint Asia-Oceania Office Director

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
September 13, 2012 /

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have appointed Mitsuhiro Takemura as the incoming Office Director of its Asia-Oceania liaison office.

Mr Takemura has first-hand experience in standard-setting work, having been a Technical Fellow at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and a former member of the technical staff of the Accounting Standards Board in Japan. He has also extensive experience in company auditing. Mr Takemura is currently a Partner at Deloitte.

Mr Takemura will be responsible for the operations of the Asia-Oceania liaison office. He will assist the IFRS Foundation and the IASB in developing the liaison office into a regional research hub that will support the research and fact-finding activities of the IASB.

He will also be the first point of contact for local stakeholders interested in, or affected by, the work of the IASB and will work with stakeholders across the Asia-Oceania region to identify activities that can further enhance and facilitate regional contribution to the IASB’s standard-setting activities.

The office will be opened in October this year and is located in Tokyo, Japan. The location of the liaison office was chosen with the full agreement of all Trustees and IASB members, including those from the Asia-Oceania region.

Michel Prada, Chairman of the IFRS Foundation Trustees, commented: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Takemura. He has an important role to play in ensuring that this first liaison office will be successful in its mission to deepen the co-operation with, and engagement of, the Asia-Oceania region in the work of the IASB.

“Because of Mr Takemura’s standard-setting and auditing background he understands the issues and challenges involved in the standard-setting process. This will be a great asset in making his role a success.”


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