Fayezul Choudhury became chief executive officer of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in February 2013. He was previously with the World Bank, where his last two assignments were as vice president, Corporate Finance and Risk Management; and controller and vice president, Strategic Planning and Resource Management.
In this latter role he was the World Bank’s spokesperson on global accounting and auditing issues. He started his career in 1974 with Price Waterhouse in London, initially in public accounting and later management consulting. During his career with Price Waterhouse, he spent three years in Nigeria, developing the consulting practice in the region. He has served on a number of high-level representative bodies. He was a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board from its formation in 2005 until 2010. He also chaired the Global Steering Committee of the International Forum for Accountability Development and was a member of the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board.
He served as a member of the Iraq Advisory and Monitoring Board established by the Security Council of the United Nations. He has an MA (Hons) in Engineering Science and Economics from the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.