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Robert Koethner

Robert Koethner



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Robert Koethner became a member of the IAASB in January 2024.

Before his appointment to the IAASB, Mr. Koethner was the global Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President for the Mercedes-Benz Group AG in Germany for more than twenty years. During his career he was in constant exchange and interaction with audit firms as well as with governance bodies, including supervisory boards and audit committees, on an international scale.

From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Koethner served as a member of the IFRS Advisory Council to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), providing strategic advice on current and future projects and accounting standards from a preparer perspective. Mr. Koethner was also a member of the Administrative Board of the Accounting Standards Committee Germany from 2011 to 2023.

Mr. Koethner graduated with a Master of Arts (Economics) from Wayne State University (US) and a Master of Business Administration (Accounting, Financial Reporting, Audit) from the University of Saarland (Germany).