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Subject Appointment of the 8th Chair of Korea Accounting Standards Board
Date 19 Feb 2020
File 200219_Press_Release_Appointment_of_the_8th_KASB_Chair.pdf

In the general meeting of member organizations held on 19 February 2020, the Korea Accounting Institute (KAI) appointed Eui-Hyung Kim, current Chair of the Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB), as the 8th Chair and CEO of the KASB. Chair Eui-Hyung Kim has been reappointed for a further term of three years from 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2023.  

The Government (Financial Services Commission) delegated the duty of setting and amending accounting standards to the KASB. The KASB will focus on institutional soft-landing of IFRS implementation as well as participation in the standard setting process and education of IFRS.

Background of the reappointed Chair is as follows:  

  Chair Eui-Hyung Kim

  Academic Achievement
   MA, Finance, Seoul National University 
   BA, Economics, Seoul National University 

  Career in Accounting Profession
   Executive member of PwC Korea
   CEO of PwC Consulting
   Member of Korea Accounting Standards Board
   Member of Korea Fair Trade Commission

 Member of the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA) 
 Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 


About the KASB

The KASB is an independent private organization established on 1 September 1999 with the mission to set and revise accounting standards in Korea. The Board is committed to enhancing the quality of financial reporting by providing high quality accounting standards that are on a par with internationally accepted accounting standards. The KASB consists of 9 board members (2 of whom are full-time) who are professionals from the private sector.

About the KAI

The Korea Accounting Institute (KAI) was established as an umbrella organization of the KASB. 

Press enquiries:
Hyun-duck Choi
Senior Director
Korea Accounting Standards Board
Tel: +82-2-6050-0166
Fax: +82-2-6050-0170

Jae-Ho Kim
Korea Accounting Standards Board
Tel: +82-2-6050-0175
Fax: +82-2-6050-0170