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Jun Yamazaki, Representative from the United Nations
In August 2008 Mr. Jun Yamazaki, a national of Japan, assumed his duties as the Assistant Secretary-General, Controller of the United Nations.
Mr. Yamazaki has gained extensive experience in the UN budget process as a member of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) from 2003 to 2007, and in broad management-related issues as Director, International Peace Cooperation Division, and Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, International Cooperation Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan. He is expected to lead budget preparations in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner.
Until August 2008 Mr. Yamazaki served as Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, International Cooperation Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan. Before serving as Member of the ACABQ Mr. Yamazaki was Director, International Peace Cooperation Division, dealing with issues such as the dispatch of Japanese contingents to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. Prior to that he was Deputy Director, United Nations Administration Division, Multilateral Cooperation Department, in charge of administrative and budgetary affairs of the United Nations. His work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan also brought him to serve as Counsellor in the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia.
Born in 1956, in London, Mr. Yamazaki holds a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, from the University of Tokyo.
Jayantilal M. Karia, Alternate Representative from the United Nations
Mr. Jayantilal M. Karia, a Ugandan national, assumed his current position as Director of Accounts Division in the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts at the United Nations in May 1997. He is responsible for formulating accounting and financial policies, preparing the financial statements of over 200 funds maintained by the United Nations, including the Iraq Escrow Account established since 1996; consolidation of accounts from various offices of the United Nations; processing of financial transactions, disbursements to staff and vendors and supporting financial services provided to peacekeeping operations.
Since joining the United Nations in 1972, he has served in various managerial positions at the United Nations in financial, administrative and technological fields. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Deputy Director of the Accounts Division.
Mr. Karia holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) in accounting from Long Island University, New York. He is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Mr. Karia currently chairs a United Nations inter-agency Task Force on Accounting Standards. He is also United Nations Observer at the Public Sector Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). He also participates in a number of inter-governmental meetings as a resource person from the United Nations.
Khalifa Ali Dau, Representative from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
Dr. Khalifa Ali Dau, a Libyan national, is a Senior Financial Advisor in the Arab Fund. He first joined the Arab Fund in Kuwait, in 1985, as a Financial Expert. His duties include the supervision, appraisal and follow up of development projects in the Arab countries, including Iraq. Such duties encompass projects in both public and private sectors. The sphere of these projects covers all economic sectors, such as banking, power, industry, transportation, communication, agriculture, etc. He has represented the Arab Fund in various professional and development oriented meetings and workshops. Before joining the Arab Fund, he was a university professor in both the USA and Libya. He was the partner and managing director of an accounting firm, practicing external audit and business consultancy for more than 10 years. Dr. Dau holds a Ph. D. in accounting from Louisiana State University, and an MSA degree from the University of Illinois. He has also a CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, in the USA. He is a member of the Libyan Certified Public Accountants Association. He has numerous publications in the fields of accounting, auditing and finance.
Chris Hemus, Acting Representative from the IMF
Mr. Chris Hemus, a South African national, is the Chief of the Safeguards Assessment Division in the IMF Finance Department. The Safeguards Assessment Division conducts due diligence reviews of central banks of countries that borrow from the IMF. He also serves in an advisory role over the IMF's financial reporting process. He has held several positions in the IMF Finance Department since 1995 including Advisor in the Finance Department, and worked in 1997-98 in the Corporate Portfolio Management group of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Hemus was an Audit Manager with an international audit firm in South Africa and was involved with technical and accounting policy issues for all major clients. Mr. Hemus has graduate degrees in Accounting and Finance, is a Chartered Accountant, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Hemus also served as the Alternate Representative from the IMF from 2003 to September 2008.
Fayezul Choudhury, Representative from the World Bank
Mr. Fayezul Choudhury, a Bangladeshi national, assumed his current position as Vice President and Controller of the World Bank in September 2000. He is responsible for the integrity of IBRD/IDA's financial reporting, adequacy of the internal control framework, strategic leadership on accounting, auditing and borrowing country financial management and accountability issues, processing of financial transactions, and supporting institutional information needs. Since joining the World Bank group he has held managerial positions in the International Finance Corporation, the Loans Department and the Accounting Department. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Director of the Accounting Department. Before joining the World Bank, he was in public accounting and management consulting with one of the major professional firms in London. Mr. Choudhury has an MA in Engineering Science and Economics from the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants in the United Kingdom, and a Certified Government Financial Manager in the United States. Mr. Choudhury's chairs the International Steering Committee of the International Forum for Accountancy Development and is a member of the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board. He is also a member of the Monitoring Group working with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) to create an International Public Oversight Board to oversee the standard setting activities of IFAC.
Charles McDonough, Alternate Representative from the World Bank
Mr. Charles McDonough, a U.S. national, is currently the Deputy Controller and Director of Accounting of the World Bank. He manages those units responsible for the Bank's external financial reporting, accounting policies, operational risks associated with financial disclosure, lending and trust fund accounting and client services, the Bank's accounting services center in Chennai, and the Bank's expense and capital accounting functions. Mr. McDonough is a member of the Bank's Asset and Liability Management Committee and has represented the Bank on numerous international accounting standard task forces associated with fair value accounting, and accounting for derivative transactions.
Before joining the Bank in 1993, Mr. McDonough was the Chief Accountant for the Inter-American Investment Corporation, where he was responsible for all facets of the corporation's accounting, external financial reporting and control operations. Prior to that he worked for Price Waterhouse, where he provided auditing and management consulting services for clients in the banking, manufacturing, and oil and gas industries. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Adel Al-Hasson, Representative from the Government of Iraq
Mr. Adel Al-Hasson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Commerce (1963) and a Higher Diploma in Accounting and Auditing (1973) from the Baghdad University. Mr. Al-Hasson was General Manager and then Deputy President of the Board of Supreme Audit (BSA) between 1973 and 1990, Head of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) in 1991, and Chief of the Committee of Experts for Free Zone Areas in Iraq between 1998 and 2003. Mr. Al-Hasson has participated in drafting a number of financial laws and preparing important accounting systems. Mr. Al-Hasson presently owns an auditing and accounting practice in Iraq, is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Institute of Chartered Accountants and acts as a financial advisor to a number of economic organizations in Iraq.
Izziddin Al-Bahrani, Alternate Representative from the Government of Iraq
Mr. Al-Bahrani earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Law and Accounting from the University of Wales in the UK in 1957. Mr. Al-Bahrani has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales since 1962. He held senior financial posts in the oil sector in Iraq between 1963 and 1976, was Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) between 1976 and 1982 and a Financial Advisor to the Minister of Finance between 1982 and 1984. Since 1984, Mr. Al-Bahrani has been a sole owner of an accounting and auditing practice in Iraq.