The Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) of India has appointed Krishan Mishra as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1 August 2023. FPSB India is the Indian subsidiary of FPSB, the global standards-setting body for the financial planning profession and owner of the international Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification program.
In his new role, Mishra will lead the strategy and operations of FPSB India and champion the advancement of the financial planning profession in India. With over 20 years of experience, Mishra has held a variety of leadership positions including Country Head-International Business (India and South Asia) of Becker Professional Education, Head of North and East India of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Regional Head (East) and Business Head-Channel Business at HCL Infosystems.
About the Financial Planning Standards Board
- The Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) is a global non-profit organization that sets and upholds standards for the financial planning profession. It serves as an international authority on professional standards, ethics, and competency for financial planners worldwide.
- The primary mission of the FPSB is to benefit the global public by establishing, promoting, and enforcing professional standards for financial planning. It seeks to ensure that individuals and organizations providing financial planning services adhere to a consistent set of ethical principles and competency requirements.
- The FPSB is responsible for developing and maintaining the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification program. The CFP certification is recognized as a global standard for financial planning excellence. It signifies that a financial planner has met rigorous education, examination, experience, and ethics requirements.
- In addition to the CFP certification, the FPSB offers other professional designations and certifications specific to certain regions or jurisdictions. These designations indicate that financial professionals have achieved a high level of expertise in areas such as retirement planning, investment management, or tax planning.
- The FPSB works collaboratively with its member organizations around the world to promote the adoption and implementation of its standards. It encourages ongoing professional development and continuing education for financial planners to ensure they stay up to date with the latest knowledge and best practices.
- By establishing and maintaining global standards, the FPSB aims to enhance consumer confidence in the financial planning profession. It seeks to protect the public interest and promote the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and competence among financial planners globally.