Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the IDW. It comprises executive as well as non-executive members and directs the operations of the IDW, unless the Board of Directors resolves otherwise for particular business.

Executive members of the Board of Directors:

Naumann, Klaus-Peter

Born in 1959, Prof. Naumann has been the Chief Executive Officer of the IDW since 2002.

Graduation as a Diplom-Kaufmann (business studies degree) in 1983. 1983 to 1988 research assistant at the Prüfungsamt für Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Prüfungen and the Institut für Unternehmensrechnung und Besteuerung of the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster, completing a doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in 1988. Joined the IDW in 1989, became a Steuerberater [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 1990. From 1993 until 1995 employed by the SCHITAG Schwäbische Treuhand AG in Stuttgart, after which appointed as Wirtschaftsprüfer [German public auditor] in 1996 and resumed former position as technical manager at the IDW, where, among other duties, he was the German delegate with the "Accounting Advisory Group" at FEE (renamed Accountancy Europe) (1996-2001), Technical Advisor to the German Delegate to the IASC (1998-2001) and Member of the Accountancy Europe Council (from 2001 onwards). Promoted to Deputy General Manager of the IDW (1999-2001) and General Manager of the IDW (2001). From 1997-2002 Honorary Professor at the Georg-August University Göttingen, and in 2009 appointed Honorary Professor at the Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster. Member of the Administrative Board of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (ASCG) since 2011, and since 2015 appointed Member of the Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex. Since 2018 Member of the FB4-Advisory Board of the Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster. Since 2019 Member of the Advisory Board of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.

 

Kelm, Daniela

Born in 1975, Member of the Executive Board of the IDW since January 1, 2016.

Professional Background: Studied Rechtswissenschaften (legal sciences degree) at University of Münster from 1994 to 1999, 1st Staatsexamen (state examination in law) in 1999, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in England 2000, 2nd Staatsexamen in 2002, Doctorate (Dr. iur.) at the  University of Cologne in 2007, licensed as a lawyer in 2007. Joined the IDW in 2007. Member of the Board of Directors of the "Bundesverband" der freien Berufe e.V.". Member of the "Kölner Gesprächskreis Internationales Bilanzrecht e.V." (Cologne discussion group for international accounting law) since 2007.

 

Sack, Melanie

Born in 1970, Member of the Executive Board of the IDW since April 1, 2018.

Professional Background: Graduated (1996) as Diplom-Kauffrau [business studies degree], thereafter diverse roles in auditing firms of varying sizes, including Warth & Klein GmbH in Düsseldorf and Ernst & Young AG in Hannover; Manager at the Wirtschaftsprüferkammer [Chamber of Public Accountants] (WPK) in Berlin from 2010 to 2012. Professional examinations as Steuerberaterin [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 2002 and as Wirtschaftsprüferin [German public auditor] in 2005. Active in the IDW since 2012; Head of Department for Membership Services and Public Relations; from 2016 Markets and Communications.

Non-executive members of the Board of Directors:

Bruckner, Andrea

Born in 1963, Chair of the IDW Board of Directors since November 2017.

Graduated as Diplomökonomin (degree in economic studies) at the University of Augsburg, professional examinations as Steuerberaterin [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 1995 and Wirtschaftsprüferin [German public auditor] in 1996. Member of the Board of Directors of BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft since 2015, Member of the IDW Administrative Council from November 2007 to October 2011, Member of the IDW Board of Directors since October 2011.

 

Wollmert, Peter

Born in 1963, Deputy Chair of the IDW Board of Directors since November 2017.

Studied business studies at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Philipps-Universität Marburg, professional examinations as Steuerberater [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 1994 and Wirtschaftsprüfer [German public auditor] in 1996. Managing Director of the accounting firm Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Stuttgart, Honorary professor at the European Business School Oestrich-Winkel, Member of the IDW Board of Directors since October 2011.

 

Bartels, Peter

Born in 1965, Member of the IDW Board of Directors since October 2015.

Graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann (business studies degree) and doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) at the University of Würzburg, professional examinations as Steuerberater [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 1995 and Wirtschaftsprüfer [German public auditor] in 1998. Member of the Board of Directors of PricewaterhouseCoopers AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, with responsibilities for family-run and medium-sized businesses as well as public services since 2010.

 

Janßen, Christian

Born in 1957, Member of the IDW Board of Directors since October 2015.

Studied Rechtswissenschaften (legal sciences degree) in Cologne and Freiburg, qualification as lawyer in 1984, and doctorate in 1985. Partner in the firm Bachem Fervers Janßen Mehrhoff (now: Ebner Stolz), professional examinations as Steuerberater [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 1989 and Wirtschaftsprüfer [German public auditor] in 1992. Member of Supervisory Board of the Wirtschaftsprüferkammer [Chamber of Public Accountants] (WPK) since 2014, Member of the IDW Administrative Council from November 1999 to October 2015.

 

Kleinle, Werner

Born in 1957, Member of the IDW Board of Directors since October 2015.

Graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann (business studies degree) 1983 and doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) 1988 at the University of Stuttgart, professional examinations as Steuerberater [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 1989 and Wirtschaftsprüfer [German public auditor] in 1992. Managing Partner of the WirtschaftsTreuhand GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart and Member of the Board of WIRA AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Munich. Member of the IDW Administrative Council from October 2011 to October 2015.

 

Rega, Ingmar

Born in 1968, Member of the IDW Board of Directors since November 2017.

Professional Background: Graduated as Diplom-Agraringenieur (agricultural engineer) at the University of Kiel, professional examinations as Steuerberater [licensed tax advisor in public practice] in 1999 and Wirtschaftsprüfer [German public auditor] in 2001, since 1995 at Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft KPMG AG in 1995, from 2011 to 2014 Head of Audit of Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft KPMG AG, from 2014 to September 2018 Chief Performance Officer and member of the board of Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft KPMG AG, since September 2018 Member of the Board of the Genossenschaftsverband - Verband der Regionen, Member of the IDW Administrative Council from 2015 to November 2017.