Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants

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Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants
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Manoj Fadnis

The Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) is a regional organization representing 32 national professional accountancy organizations (PAOs) operating in Asia and the Pacific. These PAOs, referred to as CAPA’s members, represent over 1.6 million accountants across the region.[1]


Governor Gregorio S. Licaros, President of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, came up with the idea for the CAPA.[1] The first Far East Conference of Accountants was held between November 28 and December 1 of 1957 in Manila, Philippines. The event, said to be the forerunner of CAPA, "created history in the accountancy world as it became the base for various professional accounting bodies in the Far East to confer every few years to discuss and exchange information."[1]

Fourteen countries sent delegates to the first event. Of these fourteen, twelve would go on to be considered the founding members of CAPA.

  1. Australia
  2. Hong Kong
  3. India
  4. Indonesia
  5. Japan
  6. Korea
  7. Malaysia
  8. New Zealand
  9. Pakistan
  10. Taiwan
  11. Thailand
  12. Philippines

The delegates from the other two countries, England and Netherlands, were sent only as observers.[1]

A second conference was held between March 31 and April 2 of 1960, where Ceylon, Singapore, and the United States of America joined. In order "to reflect the extended membership, the description of the grouping was changed from the 'Far East Conference of Accountants' to the 'Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants' (CAPA)."[1] During the 8th CAPA Conference, the CAPA adopted a formal charter, established an Executive Committee and elected its first President, " Gordon M. Macwhinnie.[2]

Past Presidents[edit]

Name Jurisdiction Term Length
Gordon M. Macwhinnie Hong Kong September 1976 – October 1979
Eduardo M. Villanueva Philippines October 1979 – November 1983
Niladri K. Bose * India November 1983 – May 1985
John O. Miller Australia May 1985 – November 1986
Hiroshi Kawakita Japan November 1986 – May 1988
Rex A. Anderson New Zealand May 1988 – September 1989
Taesik Suh Korea R.O. September 1989 – October 1991
William Mercer Canada October 1991 – September 1993
Douglas C. Oxley Hong Kong September 1993 – April 1995
Soon Kwai Choy Malaysia April 1995 – October 1996
Robert J.C. Jeffery Australia October 1996 – October 1998
Carlos R. Alindada Philippines October 1998 – November 2000
Ranel T. Wijesinha Sri Lanka November 2000 – April 2002
Li Yong China P.R. April 2002 – October 2003
Robin Hamilton Harding Canada October 2003 – November 2005
Shozo Yamazaki Japan November 2005 – October 2007
Kamlesh S. Vikamsey India October 2007 – October 2009
In-Ki Joo Korea R.O. October 2009 – September 2011
Keith Wedlock New Zealand September 2011 – November 2013
Sujeewa Mudalige Sri Lanka November 2013 – October 2015


Current Board Members[edit]

President: Manoj Fadnis (India)

Chief Executive: Brian Blood

Australia Low Weng Keong
Bangladesh Anwaruddin Chowdhury
Canada Nancy Foran
China P.R. (Deputy President) Yang Chenhui
India Manoj Fadnis
Japan Shinji Someha
Korea R.O. Yeong-Kyun Ahn
Nepal Prakash Lamsal
New Zealand Gill Cox
Pakistan Nadeem Y. Adil
Sri Lanka Lasantha Wickremasinghe
United States of America Jim Knafo



Australia CPA Australia (CPA Australia)

Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Australia & New Zealand Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

Bangladesh Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)

Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB)

Canada Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)

China, People’s Republic of Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA)

Fiji Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA)

India Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)

Japan Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)

Korea, Republic of Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA)

Mongolia Mongolian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MonICPA)

Nepal Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN)

Pakistan Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)

Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP)

Papua New Guinea Certified Practising Accountants of Papua New Guinea (CPAPNG)

Philippines Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)

Samoa Samoa Institute of Accountants (SIA)

Sri Lanka Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AATSL)

Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMASL)

United States of America American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Vietnam Vietnam Association of Certified Public Accountants (VACPA)

D.P.R. Korea Pyongyang Office of Auditors of the D.P.R. of Korea (POA)
Samara, Russian Federation National Institute of Professional Accountants, Financial Managers and Economists (NIPA)
Solomon Islands Institute of Solomon Islands Accountants (ISIA)
France Delegation Internationale pour l’Audit et la Comptabilite


Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes (CNCC)

Conseil Superieur de l’Ordre des Experts-Comptables (CSOEC)

United Kingdom ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)



  1. ^ a b c d e "Background : CAPA". Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  2. ^ a b "Past Presidents : CAPA". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "Board Members : CAPA". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ "Membership : CAPA". Retrieved 2017-10-24.