IFAC search for new CEO

Published date: November 15, 2017

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is seeking an outstanding individual to become its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate will succeed current CEO, Fayezul Choudhury, when he steps down on 31 December 2018, and expected to join IFAC in late 2018 to allow for an orderly transition.

The IFAC CEO must exhibit superior leadership, management skills, a proclivity for strategic thinking, diplomatic and ethical behaviour in both personal and professional life, and a future-focused attitude that will continue to drive IFAC’s strategy. The CEO is also expected to provide leadership in identifying and formulating policy positions on important issues impacting the global accountancy profession as well as critical public interest issues and will conduct outreach to build consensus on significant matters.

But perhaps most importantly, the successful candidate for the CEO role must have a keen interest in and deep personal commitment to IFAC’s mission. He is expected to work in close cooperation with IFAC’s volunteer leadership to support the organisation’s mission and is responsible to the IFAC Board.

CAPA encourages member PAOs to distribute this search notice within their own jurisdiction or identify any persons that may be suitable candidates for the position.

An international executive search firm, Korn Ferry, has been retained for the search. Korn Ferry is open to receiving applications for the CEO position until 30 November 2017. For more information on the profile of the IFAC CEO and how to submit an application, visit the IFAC website at: https://www.ifac.org/news-events/2017-10/ifac-initiates-ceo-search