Prof. M. Nasir

Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia

Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia


Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia

Rudiantara S.Stat is currently the Minister of Communications and Informatics of Indonesia. He is a professional in telecommunications and has worked at Indosat, Telkomsel, Excelcomindo (now XL Axiata ), and Telkom. He started his career in 1996 in Indosat as General Manager of Business Development. After, he was the Chief Operating Officer of PT Telekomindo Primabhakti and held several executive positions for 11 years in Indosat and Telkomsel until 2006, when he was appointed to minister.

Dr. In Ki Joo

President, IFAC

Dr. In–Ki Joo was recently appointed as the President of IFAC in November 2018, for the period of 2018-2020, having previously served as Deputy President for the period of 2016-2018. Dr. Joo joined the IFAC Board in November 2012, nominated by the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA).

Dr. Joo is a Professor, Emeritus, of Accounting at the Yonsei University School of Business (Republic of Korea). Dr. Joo is a past President of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (2009-2011). He has also served as the President of the Korean Accounting Association, as well as the President of the Korean Academic Society of Business Administration. He was a member of the Advisory Committee to the General Audit Bureau in the Republic of Korea and the President of the Korean Academy of Business Ethics.

Dr. Joo received the Decoration of Excellent Achievement by the President of Republic of Korea in 2004 and Honor from the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance and Economy in 2001. He has also published many books, including Theory of Financial Accounting Standards, and many articles on financial accounting. Dr. Joo earned an MBA and PhD in accounting at New York University (US) and is a member of KICPA and a former member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Kon Yin Tong

President, ISCA

Mr. Kon Yin Tong is the President of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), and President of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants.

Mr. Kon has been in the public accounting profession for more than 30 years. As Managing Partner of Foo Kon Tan LLP, his areas of practice include those in litigation support and dispute resolution, including acting as expert witness and as assessor to the Court. Mr Kon has been a Board member of the Singapore Accountancy Commission since 2013.

Mr. Kon is a first-class honours graduate from the London School of Economics.

Anne-Marie Vitale

Chair, IAESB

Anne-Marie Vitale became a member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board in July 2012. She was nominated by the Transnational Auditors Committee. Ms. Vitale currently serves in PwC’s Office of the General Counsel in a forensic capacity working on US Securities and Exchange Commission, US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and litigation related matters. Previously, she was on tour in the National Quality Organization of PwC as the Assurance Learning and Development Leader. In addition to establishing the strategic direction for learning and development, she led PwC's efforts to leverage continuous professional education as a means to directly improve audit quality.

As an Audit Partner with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry group serving emerging and multinational public companies in various business sectors, including semiconductors, computers and networking, software, and medical devices, Ms. Vitale has provided technical advice to both emerging and large multinational public companies on a wide variety of accounting and reporting matters. She also has extensive experience in public offerings of equity and debt securities.

Prior to joining PwC, Ms. Vitale worked at a multinational corporation that provided scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services.

Ms. Vitale is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the California Society of CPAs and a certified global management accountant. She also is on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange, a non-profit organization that provides a forum for education and current issues impacting directors of public and private companies. Ms. Vitale has an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of San Diego (US) and a Bachelor of Science in Combined Science from Santa Clara University (US).

David Simko

Chair, Professional Skepticism Task Force, IAESB

David Simko has over 29 years of experience with Ernst & Young and is currently a partner in their Global Assurance Standards, Methodology, and Implementation group, which is responsible for monitoring global standard-setting activity and developing appropriate guidance and enablers to support the effective and efficient implementation of these standards. He has also been in a variety of learning roles throughout this career, including serving as Ernst & Young’s global audit learning leader and the US audit learning leader, and has significant experience in the design, development, and delivery of audit learning programs.

Chair, Professional Skepticism Task Force, IAESB

Susan St. Amant

Chair, CPD Task Force, IAESB

Susan St. Amant joined the International Accounting Education Standards Board in January 2014. She was nominated by KPMG.

Ms. St. Amant has worked at KPMG for more than 26 years and currently serves as the partner in charge of training quality in KPMG Business School – Audit. She is responsible for the audit technical and behavioral curriculum and leads a team that designs, develops, and delivers training to more than 9,000 audit professionals. Prior to this assignment, Ms. St. Amant was a public sector partner in KPMG’s Washington,, DC office serving a college and university, not-for-profit, and governmental client base.

Ms. St. Amant has extensive experience providing financial statement audit, federal awards compliance audit, and performance improvement advisory services to complex not-for-profit organizations, including colleges and universities, foundations, research institutions, membership organizations, and governmental entities including municipalities, schools systems, and component units.

Ms. St. Amant is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. St. Amant has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (US).

Prof. Sidharta Utama

Member, National Council, IAI & Member, IAESB

Prof. Sidharta Utama is a member of DPN IAI and has been serving for two term of office (2010-2018). He is also representing Indonesia in the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) for two consecutive 2-year terms of stewardship since 2015. Currently, he is also a Professor of Faculty of Economics and Business at the Universitas Indonesia (FEB UI) and serves as the Vice Rector 2 of the University. His main research and interest are corporate governance, finance and investment.

Prof. Sidharta is a member of the Board of Advisory for Financial Accounting Policy of Bank Indonesia and an independent commissioner and a member of audit committee in several major public listed companies in Indonesia. Previously, he served in various positions at the Faculty, including the Head of the Department of Accounting and the Vice Dean on academics. Previously, he served as a member of Dewan Standar Akuntansi Keuangan IAI (DSAK IAI) / Indonesian Financial Accounting Standards Board, the National Economic Committee, and the Tax Oversight Committee Ministry of Finance.

Prof. Sidharta earned a PhD in accounting from Texas A&M University, MBA from Indiana University and Bachelor’s in Accounting from Universitas Indonesia. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) Indonesia and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Prof. Lindawati Gani

Member, National Council, IAI & Technical Adviser, IAESB

Prof. Lindawati Gani is a member of DPN IAI for the period of 2014-2018. She is also serving as a Technical Advisor for the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) from 2015, Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Management Board Institute for Corporate Directorship (IICD), member of the Southeast Asia Research Center of Excellence Panel, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), member of Dewan Sertifikasi Akuntan Profesional (DSAP) / Professional Accountant Certification Board (2013-2015), and examining member of the Certified Professional Management Accountant (CPMA) (2006-2015).

Prof. Lindawati also serves as a Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia, member of Universitas Indonesia Academic Senate, and member of the the University’s Board of Professors. Previously, she served as the Chair of the Master of Accounting Study Program and Accounting Professional Education, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (2008 - 2013). She is also listed as an Independent Commissioner of companies such as PT Hero Supermarket Tbk, and PT. AXA Financial Indonesia), and member of the Audit Committee in several public companies, including PT United Tractors Tbk, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk, and PT Astra Graphia Tbk.

Prof. Lindawati graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting in the Faculty of Economics and Business from Universitas Airlangga, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management at the Indonesian Management Development Institute (IPMI) – affiliated with Harvard Business School (Boston-USA) in 1986, Master Management (MM) in Management Accounting in the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia and obtained he Doctorate degree from the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia in 2002.