Saadiya Adam became a member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants in January 2021. She was nominated by the independent audit regulator and standard setter in South Africa, the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).
Ms. Adam is the Senior Professional Manager for Standards at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) in South Africa. She is also the Secretariat to the Committee for Auditor Ethics (CFAE) and the Committee for Auditing Standards (CFAS), standards- setting statutory committees established by South Africa's Auditing Profession Act. The CFAE is responsible for determining what constitutes improper conduct by registered auditors, including developing the IRBA Code of Professional Conduct. The CFAS is responsible for developing, maintaining and adoption of auditing standards and other pronouncements.
Ms. Adam is a chartered accountant in South Africa—CA (SA)— a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a Certified Ethics Officer with The Ethics Institute of Southern Africa.