Ashok Noah, CPA, FCMA, CGMA, is vice president of CGMA external relations at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In this role, he serves as a liaison to CFOs and CEOs to understand how finance teams are evolving and guides AICPA initiatives to help finance and accounting professionals create more value for their organizations. Noah is responsible for elevating awareness among employers and finance leaders of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which develops confident and competent business leaders through a structured approach to skills development. He works closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the U.K. in that effort. Noah joined the AICPA in 2012. Prior to the AICPA, he served as CFO of the international unit of TNT Express, the global transport and logistics provider and led finance teams in 45 countries through significant transformation. He has been involved with mergers and acquisitions in Brazil, Chile, India and Spain. Noah is a licensed U.S. CPA and a Fellow of CIMA. He is based in Durham, North Carolina.