Henri Fortin, who joined the CFRR in November 2010 became the Centre for Financial Reporting Reform's new head on 1 January 2011, replacing John Hegarty.
Mr Hegarty will continue as an adviser to the CFRR as part of his new role as adviser to the World Bank's Chief Financial Officer.
Previously Mr Fortin was senior financial management specialist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank. He lead the Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (A&A ROSC) Accounting & Auditing (A&A) program in that region and has been the lead author for 20 country reports since 2003.
He has advised partner countries on implementing reforms and capacity development programs to bring their corporate financial reporting to par with international standards.
He was also the World Bank's project manager for several related knowledge activities including the CReCER annual conferences on Accounting and Accountability for Regional Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Fortin holds a master's degree in management from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris, France.