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Professor Andreas Barckow

Honorary Professor

Professor Andreas Barckow was appointed Honorary Professor at WHU in January 2016. Between 2004 and 2012, he already became involved as a lecturer for international financial reporting at the Kellogg-WHU EMBA. From 1995 and 2000 he taught at the Paderborn University, and, from 2008 to 2015 he was appointed Honorary Professor for international financial reporting at Justus-Liebig University Gießen.

From 1989 to 1995 Professor Barckow studied Business Administration at Monash University in Melbourne and at Paderborn University, where he also received his doctorate in 2003. In October 2001, he joined the German member firm of Deloitte in Frankfurt where he built and led the IFRS Centre of Excellence until February 2015. From 2009 on, he concurrently was a member of Deloitte's Global IFRS Leadership Team, the top technical body on IFRS of the network. On March 1, 2015, he became President of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (ASCG). In that capacity, he represents the standard-setter internationally at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as well as the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) where he is a Board member.

On November 12, 2020, the IFRS Foundation announced that Prof. Barckow has been appointed as the next Chairman of the IASB in London, effective July 1, 2021. He will therefore relinquish the office as President of the ASCG at the end of his second term of office at the end of February 2021, at which time he will also resign from all other associated memberships.
Professor Barckow has been a long-time member of several working groups of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft. He regularly speaks on a range of national and international financial reporting and publishes in German accounting journals handbooks. On the international stage, he appeared as a speaker at annual and special conferences of the American Accounting Association, the European Accounting Association, the International Association of Accounting Educators and Researchers, the World Congress of Accountants, the International Accounting Standards Board, and the European Financial Reporting Research Group.

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