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Subject New Non-standing Member Appointed to KASB
Date 25 Feb 2019
File 190220_Press_Release_KASB_New_Appointment.pdf

The Korea Accounting Institute (KAI, Chair: Eui-Hyung Kim) held its board of directors meeting on 20 February 2019 and announced the appointment of a new non-standing member of the Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB): 

Kyung-Ho Lee
Partner, Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers

The appointment will fill the vacant position that will arise on 28 February 2019 when Kilwoo Lee (Partner/NPPD, Deloitte Anjin LLC) retires as board member. 

The newly appointed board member will set, revise, and interpret Korean accounting standards during his 3-year term. Career and academic backgrounds of the new board member are as follows:

Name Kyung-Ho Lee
Company Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers
Academic Achievement
BA, Business Administration, Yonsei University
Career in Accounting Profession
Chairperson of the KICPA Research Committee for Accounting Principles
Member of K-IFRS Q&A Committee
IFRS Leader of Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers


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.