Global Accountancy Development Institute (GADI)

About us

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GADI founding partners are Leiden University and Tilburg University (both in the Netherlands), DePaul University (Chicago, United States of America, USA), CARANA Corporation (Washington D.C., USA) and Royal NIVRA (Netherlands). The Dutch Professional Organization for Accountants (NBA) entered into existence on the 1st January 2013. On that date, the Act on the accounting profession came into force as a result of the merger of Royal Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NIVRA) and the Dutch Association of Accountants (NOvAA).

The core research group, in alphabetical order, consists of:

  • P.F.M. (Paul) Hurks, NBA & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Prof.dr. G.H. (Gert) Karreman, DePaul University, USA & Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Prof.dr. J.G. (Hans) Kuijl, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • R.F.M. (Rudy) van Maaren, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Prof.dr. B.E. (Bel) Needles Jr., DePaul University, USA
  • R.W. (Bill) Phelps; CARANA Corporation, USA
  • Prof.dr. E.H.J. (Eddy) Vaassen, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Prof.dr. J.P.J. (Hans) Verkruijsse, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • A.M. (Anthon) Verweij LL.M., Leiden University, Netherlands

The sponsors of GADI , in alphabetical order, consist of: 

  • ACCA, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, United Kingdom
  • HKICPA, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hong Kong
  • IAESB, International Accounting Education Standards Board, United States of America
  • ICAS, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, United Kingdom
  • OEC, Ordre des Experts-Comptables, France
  • NBA, Dutch Professional Organization for Accountants , The Netherlands
  • SAICA, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, South Africa

The International Contacts of GADI, in alphabetical order of countries, consist of:

Argentina, Prof Martin Quadro, Elsa Suarez Kimura; Australia, Prof Kim Watty, Desley Ward; Brazil, Prof Edgard Cornachione; Cameroon, Gabriel Donfack, Prof Alain Burlaud; Canada, Tim Forristal; Chile, Verónica Torres; Colombia, Prof Mary A. Vera-Colina; Cuba, Francisco Borras Atiénzar; Czech Republic, Prof Bohumil Král; El Salvador, Gary Fechtmeyer; France, Prof Alain Burlaud, Hélène Michelin; Ghana, Augustin Addo; Hong Kong, Georgina Chan-Tan Soh Tin; Hungary, Bernadett Molnar; India, Rakesh Segal; Japan, Prof Satoshi Sugahara; Ireland, Ronan O’Loughlin; Italy, Noemi di Segni; Kazakhstan, Dmitriy Larionov; Kenya, Caroline Kigen; Kosovo, Ardiana Bunjaku; Lesotho, Moahloli Mphaka; Malaysia, Tan Shook Kheng; Mexico, Eva Martha Chaparro Salina, Salvador Ruiz de Chávez; Moldova, Marina Shelaru; Netherlands, Jeroen Buchel, Paul Hurks; New Zealand, Bruce; Bennett; Pakistan, Omair Jamal; Romania, Andreia Stanciu; Peru, Ramón Chu; Saudi Arabia, Ahamad Almeghames; Senegal, Prof Alain Burlaud; Serbia, Bosko Vidakovic; Singapore: Georgina Chan-Tan Soh Tin; Sri Lanka, Dr Nadana Abayadeera; South Africa, Mandi Olivier; Sweden, Carin Jonsson; Tanzania, Susan Mwasele; Turkey, Prof Recep Pekdemir; United Kingdom, Prof Ian Marrian; United States of America, Prof Bel Needles; Venezuela, Rafael Rodrigues Ramos; Zimbabwe, Matthews Kunaka.

The Supportive International Organizations, in alphabetical order, consists of:

  • FEE, European Federation of Accountants
  • IAAER, International Association for Accounting Education and Research
  • IAESB, International Accounting Education Standards Board
  • IASCF, International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation
  • IFAC, International Federation of Accountants
  • NASBA, National Association of State Boards of Accounting
  • USAID, United States Agency for International Development
  • WB, World Bank