Joachim Kölschbach, KPMG's global IFRS insurance leader

Joachim Kölschbach


KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Joachim is KPMG’s global IFRS insurance leader. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development of KPMG’s guidance on accounting for insurance companies. Joachim currently leads KPMG in Germany’s Department of Professional Practice for Insurance, having been a partner of KPMG in Germany since 1999. He has also been a key participant in several European Commission studies on these matters and is member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) Insurance Accounting Working Group. Joachim is also an honorary professor the University of Cologne on accounting for insurance companies, and has given many speeches and written numerous articles on the subject.

Areas of expertise
Accounting standards Audit Financial Services Insurance Insurance contracts Public Policy and Regulatory Change
Education and qualifications
  • Degree in business administration, University of Cologne, Germany

  • Doctorate (Diplom Kaufmann), University of Cologne, Germany

Other experience
  • Member of the EFRAG Insurance Accounting Working Group

  • Member of the Accountancy Europe Insurance Working Party

  • Honorary professor, accounting for insurance companies, University of Cologne, Germany

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