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Mohandas Pai

Mr. Mohandas Pai is Member of the Board and Director-Human Resources, Education and Research and Administration, for Infosys Technologies. He joined Infosys in 1994 and has served as a Member of the Board since May 2000, as well as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2006. 

As CFO, Mohan played a strategic role in transforming Infosys into one of the world’s most respected and widely known software services companies. He formulated the country’s first publicly articulated financial policy for the company and played a key role in branding the company among the investor community and enhancing transparency and disclosure levels. 

Mohan was an integral part of the Infosys team that enabled the first listing of an India-registered company on NASDAQ and the first sponsored secondary offering of American Depositary Shares by an Indian company. He was been recognized many times for his work as CFO, including being voted ’CFO of the Year’ in 2001 by IMA India (formerly EIU India) and American Express.

Mohan is currently a member of the SEBI Accounting Standards Sub-committee and the Empowered Committee for setting up the Tax Information Network of the GoI. He also works with the union and state governments in the fields of education, Information Technology and business. Mohan is a Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, the body that oversees the International Accounting Standards Board.

Mohan holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, and a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from Bangalore University. He is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA).

Alexandre Pailloncy

Alexandre is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory in France, with an extensive experience in terms of financial reporting and a significant track record regarding the implementation of reporting processes and tools.
Over the last 12 years, he has led numerous projects related to Business Performance Management and Finance Function Effectiveness, including:
§       Finance function optimization and reorganization,
§       Post-Deal assistance for the implementation of reporting processes
§       Integration of newly acquired sub-group
§       Merger of accounting and reporting processes in a single tool,
§       Implementation of multi-GAAP (IFRS and US) reporting,
§      Translation of complex structures’ transactions (merger, acquisition) in the consolidated accounts,
§      Overall management of the consolidation process and in-depth analysis of consolidated financial statements.

Amy R. Pawlicki

Amy R. Pawlicki is Director – Business Reporting, Assurance & Advisory Services (BRAAS) and XBRL for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Ms. Pawlicki is responsible for the coordination of AICPA activities related to the work of the Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium, a collaborative organization dedicated to improving the quality and transparency of business information that is reported and used for decision-making purposes.  She is also responsible for building awareness and understanding among the AICPA membership of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).  Ms. Pawlicki also staffs the AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee, which is focused on providing assurance guidance to improve the quality, relevance and usefulness of information, and providing leadership and recommendations which identify and prioritize emerging trends and market needs related to assurance.

Giancarlo Pellizzari

After a Master in Business Economics and a complementary Master in Finance and Accounting, Giancarlo started his carrier at Ernst & Young. In 2002, he joined the CBFA (Belgian supervisor) where he was responsible for the accounting, compliance and XBRL policy for banking and insurance institutions. He was member of various committees within CEBS, Basel Committee, CEIOPS and IAIS. Giancarlo also had the opportunity to participate in the development of the first IFRS taxonomy and was co-responsible of the development of the Belgian-FINREP and CEBS-FINREP taxonomies. He’s now Head of Prudential Policy at Dexia Holding.

He has the responsibility for Solvency (banking and insurance), financial reporting and XBRL, within the Finance department. He is also member of various Banking Committees and Working Groups of professional associations, of the CEBS Industry Experts Group and of the editorial board of the "Revue Banque et Finance" in Belgium.

Haiko Philipp

Haiko Philipp is a member of the IASCF XBRL Team, who publish the IFRS Taxonomy. Haiko is responsible for the versioning aspect of the IFRS Taxonomy and is a member of the XBRL International versioning working group. He is also involved in conception and implementation of other XBRL projects at the IASCF. Haiko is a candidate for an MSc in Computer Science and Business Studies at the University of Technology at Darmstadt, Germany and his thesis is on meta data modelling and integration.

Michal Piechocki

 Michal Piechocki is a Chief Executive of the Business Reporting – Advisory Group (BR-AG) - a leading advisory company helping institutions and companies implement business reporting solutions using XBRL. As a CEO Michal advises international governmental and supervisory institutions on adoption of XBRL. His expertise contributed to projects in Europe, Australia and North and South America. Michal serves also as an At-Large Representative at the XBRL International Steering Committee and a member of the XBRL Quality Review Team at the IASC Foundation. He is also a judge in several Polish and international IFRS and XBRL related competitions.
Prior to his leadership of BR-AG Michal worked as a member of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) Foundation XBRL Team developing the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) XBRL taxonomy and related projects.
Michal graduated from the Poznan University of Economics (Management Department with majors in Capital Investments and Corporate Financial Strategies) where he received Master’s degree in economics and continues his education as a PhD Candidate at the Technische Universitat Freiberg, Germany. Michal is an author of a number of publications and books on the XBRL standard and related topics and a speaker at various international IFRS and XBRL conferences.

Dorothy Price Hill

Dorothy Price Hill is Director of Global Business Development for Colcomgroup, a marketing and communications consultancy based in New York. She is also Parter at CMH Partners LLC, a private placement agent and investment banking advisory firm that offers securities through Mid-Market Securities, LLC, a FINRA/SIPC registered broker-dealer based in New York. She has more than 15 years'  experience with global corporations and financial services firms including Goldman Sachs International, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, and Siemens.  Ms. Price Hill joined Colgren Communications Group, Inc./Colcomgroup in 2008. Her role with Colcomgroup currently focuses on global business development, strategic and business planning, financial management, image development, government and regulatory affairs, fundraising, media relations, communications and research. In addition, she helps to develop new business opportunities, programs and affiliations. Colcomgroup provides counsel to clients in the accounting/XBRL, financial services/wealth management, alternative investments, healthcare, legal, technology, real estate, clean technology/sustainable development, and consumer goods sectors.


In 2008, together with David Colgren and Brad Monterio, Ms. Price Hill formed CMH Partners, an affiliate of Colcomgroup. CMH Partners provides boutique investment banking advisory services, including private placement agent services (capitalraising for corporations, private equity funds, hedge funds and fund of funds), debt and equity financing, XBRL and ESG (environmental, social and governance) advisory services, strategic global partnering, and business development. The firm's sector focus is on FinTech, CleanTech and Healthcare as well as opportunistic growth areas such as Distressed Real Estate.

She commenced her career at the Council on Foreign Relations in the International Trade group; she assisted with the research and publication of three books and organized study groups chaired by Pete Peterson (Chairman of CFR and Senior Chairman of The Blackstone Group). Her corporate experience includes Siemens with positions in investor and press relations as well as sales and accounting. Following business school, she worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Europe in their Financial Institutions Group. Her projects include co-authoring McKinsey's first European Internet Commerce report on the World Wide Web. She was with Goldman Sachs for nearly seven years in M&A ratings advisory, debt capital markets, risk management and private equity with assignments in Germany, Japan and the UK. Before joining Colcomgroup, she worked on Investment Teams at Capital Dynamics and SV Investment Partners (former Schroeder Ventures) in New York and Switzerland with a focus on the alternative investments sector.

Ms. Price Hill has an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business in Finance and IT and a BA from Dartmouth College with a double major in Government (International Relations) and German. Dorothy serves on the management team of 85 Broads' (Goldman Sachs alumnae) NY Chapter and is a Board member of Astia Life Sciences and the Executive Club of New York. She is a member of the Risk Management Association (RMA), 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the Ivy Referral Network.

Lukas Pruschke

Lukas Pruschke is a member of the IASC Foundation XBRL Team and is responsible for deploying XML and XBRL related technologies in various IFRS and XBRL related projects. Before joining the IASC Foundation, Lukas was a Research Assistant at Fraunhofer's Integrated Publication and Information Systems Institute (IPSI) in Darmstadt, Germany. Lukas is a candidate for a Diploma in Computer Science and Business Studies at the University of Technology at Darmstadt. Alongside his activities within the IASC Foundation, Lukas is currently working on his diploma thesis on XML data modelling for digital, interactive and adaptive learning environments.

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