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Mr Christof Gabriel Maetze (Germany)
Term of Office: 2018 to Jan 2022

Educational background: Apprenticeship with Commerzbank and a Diploma of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, TGMP, Harvard Business School, Management School St Gallen and IMD Lausanne, Baden-Baden Entrepreneur talks (BBUG 135)

Experience: Career in commercial banking, first with BHF-Bank, Frankfurt (1985–1989), later with Hypo Vereinsbank (now Unicredit) (1990–2003), Munich and Singapore, then with Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt (2004–2006), as member of the Executive Committee Corporate Banking and, following the latter’s merger with Commerzbank as of 2007, as Member of the Executive Management Board of Commerzbank until October 2017. Membership of several boards and audit committees.
Dr Jeya Wilson (New Zealand and South Africa)
Term of Office: 2016 to Jan 2020

Educational background: PhD, University of Oxford; Financial Times Non-Executive Board Director Diploma, International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management (Institute of Risk Management).

Experience: Vice-Chair, Fairtrade International; ILO Independent Oversight Advisory Committee; Global Fund Audit and Ethics Committee; Governor, Northumbria University; Global Trade Professionals Alliance; World Chambers Federation. Work experience includes: CEO, Africa Initiative for Governance, Nigeria; Executive Director and Adjunct Professor, International MBA, University of Geneva; CEO, World Heart Federation, Switzerland; Director, Business Partnerships Division, UNDP, New York; CEO, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South Africa.
Mr Jayantilal M. Karia (Uganda)
Term of Office: 2018 to Jan 2022

Educational background: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Long Island University, New York, United States, Financial Management, Accounting, Audit and Oversight; B.Com (Hons) in accounting, auditing, business law from MS University, Baroda, India; Diploma in Cooperative Societies, MS University, Baroda, India; Certificate in programing and systems design, NY University, New York, USA and Certificate in Foundations of Organizational Ombudsman Practice and Mediation, Baltimore, United States.

Experience: Some 18 years in the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), New York, performing systems development, financial management and administration support duties (1972–1990); Deputy Executive Officer, in the United Nations Department of Administration and Management (1990–1995), Deputy Director (1995–1997) and Director of United Nations Accounts Division (1997–2009). Deputy Controller of the United Nations headquarters in New York (2009–2011), co-Chairman the United Nations Finance and Budget Network and Chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Accounting Standards, overseeing the implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), while serving as United Nations Observer at the IPSAS Board. Director of Administration and Management of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (2012-2015). Serves as Member of a number of Audit and Oversight Committees in International organizations.
Mr Leonardo P. Gomes Pereira (Brazil)
Term of Office: 2016 to Jan 2020

Educational background: Bachelor of Science, in Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; BSc in Economics from Universidade Candido Mendes, Rio, Brazil; Master of Business Administration from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Various executive development programs with IMD, Switzerland, AOTS, Japan, Wharton and Columbia, USA.

Experience: Member of the Board of Directors of listed companies and of the FGC Board (Brazilian FDIC). Former Chairman and CEO of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) for a 5-year, no renewable term; possess also a combination of banking, securities and senior managerial experience in the private sector (former EVP of a large Brazilian airline, Business Manager of one of the largest loyalty programs in Brazil, CEO of a teak wood producer, CFO of the largest Brazilian triple play telecom provider). Mr. Pereira was also a member of the Latin America Round Table on Corporate Governance (CG) on the auspices of OECD. He was a member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Board and Vice Chair of the IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee where he led a task force that discussed the implementation of the OECD CG principles in Emerging Markets. He also represented Brazil at the IFRS Monitoring Board and was a Visiting Fellow at the Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School.
Mr Christopher Mihm (United States of America)
Term of Office: 2019 to Jan 2023

Educational background: BA, Georgetown University, 1981 (political theory) magna cum laude. University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Graduate Fellow in Political Theory 1981–1983.

Experience: Managing Director for Strategic Issues at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the national audit office of the United States. Leading GAO’s work on government-wide governance, strategy, and performance issues, Mr Mihm advises colleagues in the global audit and accountability community on models and practices to assess the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other complex, crosscutting national outcomes; Deputy Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); Fellow and former Board Chair of the U. S. National Academy of Public Administration and an adjunct lecturer in public administration at the University Of Maryland Graduate School Of Public Policy and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. From 2012 through 2017, member of the United Nations’ Independent Audit Advisory Committee, advising General Assembly on the effectiveness of internal audit, oversight functions, and UN risk management, internal control and other issues; Served as Chair from 2013 through 2016 and Vice Chair in 2017.”
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