Keynote Speakers

Françoise Flores
Françoise Flores has been Chairman of EFRAG and TEG since 1 April 2010. She is a partner of Mazars in France and one of the IFRS experts of the firm. She has been acting for several years as IFRS Technical Advisor to large European businesses (through Acteo, ERT and UNICE). She has been a member of EFRAG TEG since April 2004. Her IFRS expertise is backed up by over 20 years in controlling and financial reporting, of which 10 years as CFO, in the context of large and medium-sized international listed corporations.
Joachim Gassen
Joachim Gassen holds the chair for financial accounting and auditing at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. After studying Economics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster he earned his doctoral degree from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Before joining Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and was a visiting scholar at New York University and University of Wisconsin - Madison. His research focuses on international accounting and the impact of accounting information on capital markets and corporate finance and governance decisions, won several academic awards and is being published in leading international journals such as Contemporary Accounting Research and the European Accounting Review. He serves on the editorial board of several accounting and business journals and acts as an associate editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research. He also is a member of the management committee of the European Accounting Association.