Martin Edelmann joined the International Accounting Standards Board in July 2012 and was reappointed to serve a second term in 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (DRSC) and as a senior advisor at German consultancy firm zeb.rolfes.schierenbeck.associates. Mr Edelmann is a former head of group reporting at Deutsche Bank AG, where he was responsible for internal and external reporting from 1997 to 2011. During his time at the bank, he oversaw a number of major projects, including the bank’s conversion from US GAAP to IFRS Standards in 2007.
Before joining Deutsche Bank, Mr Edelmann worked at KPMG for nine years, providing audit services primarily for financial institutions. During his time with KPMG, he qualified as a chartered accountant.
Mr Edelmann was a member of the accounting working group of the German Banking Association for 14 years and served as its chairman from 2004 to 2011.