Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, is vice president, External Relations — Management Accounting at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He focuses on introducing, promoting and widening awareness of the Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA) designation among organizations worldwide. He works closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and acts as a liaison to the CFOs and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies and other significant organizations. Ash has previously served as CFO of the International Unit of the global transport and logistics provider, TNT Express, and has led finance teams in 45 countries through significant transformation. While at TNT, Ash worked with CIMA to help build business partnering competencies in the finance function. He has been closely involved in mergers and acquisitions in Brazil, Chile, India and Spain. He has also led a number of business turnarounds in the Middle East, Africa, Australia, Northern Europe and Asia.