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João Fonseca

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Principal, IPSASB

João Fonseca is a Principal responsible for standards development at the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). In his position, he provides technical support to the IPSASB’s projects and initiatives and works closely with Task Forces, IPSASB members, and Technical Advisors to deliver the IPSASB’s work program. He is currently the lead staff on the IPSASB’s Leases project, member of the International Monetary Fund Advisory Committee on Government Finance Statistics, observer of the Advisory Expert Group on National Accounts of the Intersecretariat Working Group on National Accounts of the United Nations Statistical Commission, member of the OECD Expert Group on Natural Capital and is the IPSASB’s representative in the task teams related to the update of the International Statistical Standards.

Prior to joining the IPSAB, he was a Statistician at the National Accounts Department of Statistics Portugal and a member of the Portuguese Accounting Standards Board. Before that, João held a number of positions in both public and private sectors, including macroeconomic analyst at the Ministry of Economy, auditor at the Ministry of Finance, and accountant in several major corporations.

João holds a PhD in Economics from Aveiro University (Portugal) and a Master’s degree in Administration and Public Policies from ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute (Portugal) and is a Certified Accountant member of the Order of Certified Accountants (Portugal).