Dr. Maik Esser-Müllenbach was appointed as a member of IPSASB from January 2022. He was nominated by the Bundesrechnungshof, the German Supreme Audit Institution (SAI). Dr. Esser-Müllenbach is the German SAI's team leader in charge of international auditing and accounting standards and external audit mandates. He represents the German SAI in the Financial Audit and Accounting Subcommittee (FAAS) of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). Dr. Esser-Müllenbach coordinated and monitored audit work performed within the German SAI's membership on the United Nations Board of Auditors from 2016 to 2022. The German SAI's portfolio included various United Nations organizations and agencies.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector. He started his career as an academic researcher at the Ruhr University Bochum. Subsequently he worked for the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority and then joined the German SAI in 2011. Before moving to the international relations unit, he was an audit manager in the areas of national debt management and financial market stabilization including winding-up agencies. On the European level, he carried out audit work in the context of the European debt crisis. Dr. Esser-Müllenbach holds a Master's degree in economics. He was awarded a PhD for a thesis on international accounting for business combinations in 2004.
His Technical Advisor is Timm Klare.