Jeffrey C. Thomson
President and CEO
Jeffrey C. Thomson CMA, CAE, is president and CEO of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®), the world's leading association for management accountants focused on driving business performance in the areas of decision support, planning and control. Mr. Thomson was promoted to this position on April 19, 2008 and is responsible for leading and directing IMA's operations, programs, products, and services. He was previously IMA vice president, research and applications development.
Joining IMA in 2005, Mr. Thomson conceived and launched the IMA Research Center of Excellence, which has delivered global applications, tools, and guidance enabling management accountants to perform as strategic business partners. He is also responsible for guiding the association's global strategic planning process and serves as program chair for IMA's Global Conference and Annual Conference and Exposition.
Considered a global thought leader in the emerging area of GRC - governance, risk and compliance, Mr. Thomson has provided testimony to U.S. Congress on internal controls and risk management as it relates to Sarbanes-Oxley implementation. Thomson has also appeared before the SEC and PCAOB on critical regulatory matters impacting U.S. global competitiveness.