The IFRS Foundation has appointed Jorge Familiar and Keiko Tashiro as trustees and reappointed trustee chair Erkki Liikanen for a second term.

Familiar and Tashiro will succeed Guillermo Babatz and Kazuyuki Masu, who step down at the end of 2021.

Familiar has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the financial sector. He is currently vice-president for finance and group controller for the World Bank and has recently been appointed Vice-President and Treasurer effective from 1 January 2022.

Tashiro is deputy president at Daiwa Securities, a position she has held since 2019. She is a chartered financial analyst and has worked at the Daiwa group of companies since 1986. She is a member of the Financial System Council at the Japanese Financial Services Agency and a Trustee at the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, among others.

The IFRS Foundation Trustees are responsible for the strategy, governance and oversight of the Foundation, as well as the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

All appointments and re-appointments are for a three-year period, effective from 1 January 2022, and have been approved by the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board, a group of capital market authorities to whom the Trustees are accountable.