Most recently, Baumann was chief auditor and director of professional standards at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), PCAOB’s Standing Advisory Group chair, and a member of the IAASB and International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants Consultative Advisory Groups. Before that, Baumann was Freddie Mac CFO and a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Baumann will be responsible for the finalization and implementation of IAASB’s strategic objectives; engaging stakeholders, including national standard setters, regulators, investors, and companies; and delivering high-quality standards. He will begin working with the current chair, Arnold Schilder, as of October 29, 2018, to ensure a smooth transition.

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