New IASB chair appointed

Professor Andreas Barckow has been unveiled as the new Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

He will take over from Hans Hoogervorst in July 2021. Barckow has served as president of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany.

Barckow holds a Diploma and Doctorate degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn and is an Honorary Professor at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management. He will step down from all his present positions once he joins the IASB.

During the recruitment process a global search firm complied a list of 63 possible candidates from 21 countries, before trustees opted for Professor Barckow.