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Being transparent with financial information is key in the functioning of financial and other markets. IFRS have become the global language in facilitating this.

Leo van der Tas

EY Global IFRS Services Leader

Focused on global high-quality financial information. Passionate about preparing younger generations for the future.

Leo serves as EY Global IFRS Leader. In this role, he draws from his extensive knowledge of IFRS matters and wealth of experience as a client-handling audit partner, academic and advisor to stock exchange regulators.

He is responsible for informing our clients and engagement teams about developments in international financial reporting to promote consistent, high-quality IFRS application.

He has served as a Senior Technical Partner in Rotterdam, Netherlands since 1998.

Leo holds a PhD in Accounting from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is a part-time full professor in Financial Reporting at Tilburg University and a Dutch Register accountant.

How Leo is building a better working world

“In my work with clients, regulators, analysts and standard setters, I focus on how to improve the way capital markets function with better communication of financial information. More and more, this requires acknowledging that the performance of companies needs to be assessed not just in financial terms, but holistically, including the impact of the company on social, human, natural and intellectual capital.”

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