Fayezul Choudhury has been appointed chief
executive of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). He
will succeed Ian Ball, beginning February 2013.

Previously, Choudhury has covered different
roles within the World Bank, from corporate finance and risk
management vice president to spokesperson on global accounting and
auditing issues.

He started his career with PwC in London and
has served on a number of high level representative boards,
including the Public Interest Oversight Board. He also chaired the
Global Steering Committee of the International Forum for
Accountancy Development and was a member of the Standards Advisory
Council of the International Accounting Standards Board.

“I firmly believe that accountancy is one of
the core professions that anchor the functioning of modern
societies and, as such, the role of IFAC is critically important,”
Choudhury said.