Saurav Dutta (Professor, Curtin University, Australia)
Professor Saurav Dutta is the Head of School in the School of Accounting at Curtin University. Throughout his academic career spanning over 25 years, he has engaged in high-impact research which has greatly informed industry practices, including his work on uncovering Lehman’s Repo 105 accounting practices. In the United States, he has influenced public policy in his role as an Academic Fellow in the Office of Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In that role, from 2010 to 2012, he helped implement the Dodd-Frank Act and other measures from ‘lessons learned’ during the 2007-08 global financial crisis. He worked closely with then Chief Accountant, Mr. James Kroeker, who is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). While at the SEC, Saurav also served as a liaison with FASB, PCAOB, IASBand IAASB, all of which are critical standard-setting bodies that affect the accounting profession.