David Madon joined IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) in 2019, where he is director of Sustainability, Policy and Regulatory Affairs. He is responsible for developing and co-ordinating IFAC’s sustainability policy and advocacy activities in addition to conducting research, policy development and engagement with respect to a range of topics and stakeholders, including industry organizations, regulators, public authorities and institutional investors. David’s areas of expertise include sustainability/ESG, corporate reporting, financial audit quality/reform, sustainability assurance, ethics, investor protection, financial market regulation and credit markets.
Most recently, he has focused on the development of a global reporting system (including assurance) for sustainability/ESG information. Prior to IFAC, David represented the IFRS Foundation in the United States for nearly a decade, during which he focused on building institutional investor relationships, funding-raising, and the adoption of IFRS Standards by U.S. publicly traded companies. Prior to his public policy work, David spent 25 years in financial services, most recently as a managing director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. He holds a Masters in Public Administration-MC from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Management-Accounting from Purdue University Northwest.