Henri Fortin is an international expert in corporate governance, reporting, audit oversight and state-owned enterprises, with extensive work experience in Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and Africa. Until January 2016, he headed the World Bank’s Centre for Financial Reporting Reform. He also led accounting and auditing assessments under the Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes program and participated in several Financial Sector Assessment Program missions.
Mr. Fortin represents the WBG in international fora, including the International Accounting Standards Board’s SME [small and medium-sized entities] Implementation Group. s. Before joining the World Bank in 2003 he worked for 13 years in a large international audit network, and spent almost two years as deputy commercial attaché of the French Embassy in Brazil.