Tom Seidenstein

Job Title Chairman
Country UK
Current Employer International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Tom Seidenstein will become the Chairman of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) for a three-year term, commencing July 1, 2019. Mr. Seidenstein’s career includes strategic leadership roles in both international standard-setting and the private sector. He joins the IAASB from Fannie Mae, where is currently Senior Vice President for Strategy, Innovation, and Capital Management.  

Prior to joining Fannie Mae in January 2012, he served as the Chief Operating Officer at the IFRS Foundation, the London-based body responsible for developing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). During his time at the IFRS Foundation (September 2000-December 2011), Mr. Seidenstein was responsible for the IFRS Foundation’s public policy activities, corporate strategy functions, relationships with public and other regulatory bodies, general governance activities, operations, finance, and administration. 

Mr. Seidenstein also served as an Executive Director at CCS Fundraising (1999-2000) and as the Special Assistant to the Managing Director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (1995-1997).  

Mr. Seidenstein is a Trustee of the International Valuation Standards Committee (IVSC), based in London, and the Hotchkiss School, an independent secondary school in Connecticut. He also serves as President of Hotchkiss’s Alumni Association and is a member of Development Committee of the National Presbyterian School.  He was a Trustee of the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK (2010-2011), a member of the Audit, Finance and Investment Committee of Make-A-Wish Foundation International (2012-2015), a member of XBRL International’s Board of Advisors (2007-2009) and participated in the Young Leaders Study Group on the Future of Europe, organized by the American Council of Germany, Dräger-Stiftung, and Zeit-Stiftung (2006-2007).  

Mr. Seidenstein received a Master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an undergraduate degree (cum laude) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.