Leadership & Governance

EMEIA REGIONAL BOARD

Christophe Velut

Board Chair

Allinial – Walter France
149 Bd de Stalingrad
Villeurbanne, 69100
France

Adam Wilson

Board Member

Azets
Secure House
Lulworth Close, Chandlers Ford
Southhampton, Hampshire, SO53 3TL
United Kingdom

Jérôme Rüfenacht

Board Member

Gewerbe-Treuhand AG
Eichwaldstrasse 13
Luzern, 6002
Switzerland

Vaibhav Manek

Board Member

KNAV
201-202, Naman Centre,
G Block BKC, Bandra East, 2nd Floor
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400051
India

Massimo di Terlizzi

Board Member

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
Via Vittor Pisani 20
Milan, 20124
Italy

Thorsten Schellenberg

Board Member

KBHT
Europadamm 4
Duesseldorf, 41460
Germany

Roshan Morar

Board Member

Morar Incorporated
161 Pietermaritz Street
Ground Floor, Nedbank House
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa

James Dolan

Board Member

Blick Rothenberg
16 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden
London WC2B 5AH

Mohammad-Nasser Barakat

Board Member

Aldar International Governance Consultancy (AIGC)
Riyadh World Trade Centre Bahrain Tower
2nd Floor, King Fahad Road
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

EMEIA REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Luca Traini

Regional Director, Africa

In his role as Regional Director of Africa, Luca is tasked with building relationships and growing the association’s regional membership in Africa. In addition to connecting our African members to the wider Allinial Global community, he is also responsible for coordinating the delivery of member services.

Luca completed his training contract with PKF Durban, where he quickly progressed to audit supervisor. He has worked in financial services and wealth management, started his own company in advertising and print, and served as the national credit risk manager for a JSE listed entity. As a business consultant, Luca has successfully counseled many businesses on startup, expansion, and increased profitability. Throughout his career he has stayed close to his passion of training and education, lecturing in finance and audit for numerous firms and South African universities.

Özgür Demirdöven

Executive Vice President of Global Commerce
Interim Regional Director, EMEIA

Özgür joined Allinial Global in 2021 as director of the association’s growing EMEI region. In this role, he is responsible for new member recruitment and addressing the needs of EMEI member firms.

With 25 years of experience leading professional services, audit, finance, marketing, operations, and sales functions in multinational and entrepreneurial organizations, Özgür has deep knowledge of the accounting profession and global business trends. In addition to working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Electric, Prysmian Group, and Turkcell Group, he also has valuable experience with global accounting associations. From 2018–2020 Özgür served as CEO of IAPA, following several years of service as an IAPA regional and international board member and EMEA regional chair.

EMEIA REGIONAL BOARD

Christophe Velut

Board Chair

Allinial – Walter France
149 Bd de Stalingrad
Villeurbanne, 69100
France

Adam Wilson

Board Member

Azets
Secure House
Lulworth Close, Chandlers Ford
Southhampton, Hampshire, SO53 3TL
United Kingdom

Jérôme Rüfenacht

Board Member

Gewerbe-Treuhand AG
Eichwaldstrasse 13
Luzern, 6002
Switzerland

Vaibhav Manek

Board Member

KNAV
201-202, Naman Centre,
G Block BKC, Bandra East, 2nd Floor
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400051
India

Massimo di Terlizzi

Board Member

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
Via Vittor Pisani 20
Milan, 20124
Italy

Thorsten Schellenberg

Board Member

KBHT
Europadamm 4
Duesseldorf, 41460
Germany

Roshan Morar

Board Member

Morar Incorporated
161 Pietermaritz Street
Ground Floor, Nedbank House
Pietermaritzburg
South Africa

James Dolan

Board Member

Blick Rothenberg
16 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden
London WC2B 5AH

Mohammad-Nasser Barakat

Board Member

Aldar International Governance Consultancy (AIGC)
Riyadh World Trade Centre Bahrain Tower
2nd Floor, King Fahad Road
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

EMEIA REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Luca Traini

Regional Director, Africa

In his role as Regional Director of Africa, Luca is tasked with building relationships and growing the association’s regional membership in Africa. In addition to connecting our African members to the wider Allinial Global community, he is also responsible for coordinating the delivery of member services.

Luca completed his training contract with PKF Durban, where he quickly progressed to audit supervisor. He has worked in financial services and wealth management, started his own company in advertising and print, and served as the national credit risk manager for a JSE listed entity. As a business consultant, Luca has successfully counseled many businesses on startup, expansion, and increased profitability. Throughout his career he has stayed close to his passion of training and education, lecturing in finance and audit for numerous firms and South African universities.

Özgür Demirdöven

Executive Vice President of Global Commerce
Interim Regional Director, EMEIA

Özgür joined Allinial Global in 2021 as director of the association’s growing EMEI region. In this role, he is responsible for new member recruitment and addressing the needs of EMEI member firms.

With 25 years of experience leading professional services, audit, finance, marketing, operations, and sales functions in multinational and entrepreneurial organizations, Özgür has deep knowledge of the accounting profession and global business trends. In addition to working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Electric, Prysmian Group, and Turkcell Group, he also has valuable experience with global accounting associations. From 2018–2020 Özgür served as CEO of IAPA, following several years of service as an IAPA regional and international board member and EMEA regional chair.