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Chairman - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)
Prof. Arnold Schilder became chairman of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in January 2009. He was nominated by the Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (Royal NBA, formerly Royal NIVRA).
From 1998 to 2008, he was a member of the Managing Board of the Dutch Central Bank, responsible in particular for banking regulation and supervision. In addition, he served as the chair of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s Accounting Task Force from 1999 to 2006 and as a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board from 2005 to 2008.
During 1994 and 1995, he served as President of the Royal NIVRA.
From 1972 to 1998, Prof. Schilder worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, first in the small- and medium-sized entities practice and, since 1985, as an international audit partner. He also fulfilled several managerial roles in PwC.
Prof. Schilder served as part-time professor of auditing at the Universities of Amsterdam and Maastricht during 1988 to 2009. He studied theology and accountancy and earned a PhD in business economics in 1994 with a thesis on auditor independence. His publications cover topics as auditing and accounting, ethics, corporate governance, and oversight.
In 2001, he was awarded a Knighthood in the Order of Orange Nassau. In 2014, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Accounting Bulletin.