Kurt P. Ramin is Global Chairman (Emeritus), XBRL International Steering Committee. He is based at the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation (IASCF) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London. Responsibilities at the IASB include improving electronic services related to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and assisting the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) with the outreach to countries adopting IFRS.
Before being seconded by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to London he was a Partner in PwC’s New York office working in their Capital Markets Practice. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer to several different companies in the United States and Germany.
Kurt Ramin holds an MBA from Central Michigan University and a BA from Fachhochschule, Köln, Germany. He is a CPA (New York) and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) through Wharton School, Philadelphia. He is a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI) and their Globalization Oversight Committee (GOC). Kurt Ramin is currently Chairman of CIPA-EN (Certified International Public Accounting–Education Network) and an honorary member of the German CPA society. He was a member of the High Level Expert Group of the EU on “The Intangible Economy” (with Leif Edvinsson, Baruch Lev, and others).
He has published articles on international financial reporting, XBRL, and capital markets issues in international handbooks and magazines, such as (both with Carol Frost) “International Auditing Differences” in Journal of Accountancy and “Corporate Financial Disclosure” in Choi, International Accounting and Finance Handbook.