Join us for IIA Malaysia’s 2020 virtual National Conference. The continuous progress through knowledge sharing journey with foresight and insights for internal audit professionals at all levels and across different industries.


The theme for The IIA Malaysia’s 2020 National Conference, Internal Audit 2020 and Beyond – Braving Uncertainty will be held on the 20-21 October 2020, continues to share trending and beyond information and leading practices in pursuit of innovation and agility in internal audit. Internal audit professionals are increasingly becoming catalysts apart from being trusted advisors, are a key team player in the senior management team of their organisations. This conference provides the perfect avenue for the internal audit professionals to access and develop an agile, yet powerful methodology skill sets in adding essential value to their stakeholders.

The National Conference provides experts from local and international speakers who over several sessions cover trending topics of interest such as Implementation Agile in Internal Audit, Next Generations Auditors, Internal Audit in The Covid-19 Era: A Global Glance At Responses To The Pandemic, and Forecasting Challenges in Internal Audit 2021 among others




Ahmad Shukri Abd Rahman, Chief Risk Officer, Bank Rakyat

Ahmad Shukri has over 29 years of experience in banking and finance,focusing on areas of risk management and Islamic Finance. He is at present the Chief Risk Officer of Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of Risk Management, OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad where he served there for about 8 years. Shukri had also served at the following Banks respectively Oriental Finance berhad, the Pacific Bank Berhad Bank Muamalat Malaysia and Al-Rajhi Bank Malaysia.

Shukri is a Certified Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) under the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professional (CIIF). He also holds an Executive Master in Islamic Banking and Finance from Asia E University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Adminstration majoring in Finance from Texas A&M University,Commerce,USA.

Shukri is also licensed to teach Islamic Finance and Risk Management at the local private university and also a member of the Finance Accreditation Agency’s Finance Accreditation Panel (FAP).


Antonius Gunadi, Chief Audit Executive, CIMB Niaga Bank (Indonesia)

Antonius has 20+ years extensive experience in the field of auditing, business process improvements and operation risk management in various industries such as mining, telecommunication, manufacturing, plantation and banking. He has first hand audit experience and led many audit engagements in Asia Pacific countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, UAE, Pakistan and Australia.

Antonius is currently Chief Audit Executive at CIMB Niaga Bank. CIMB Niaga branch network spreads in 400+ locations across Indonesia. Since 2017, Antonius has been developing ways to implement data analytics into audit activities in CIMB Niaga. Prior to that Antonius was an Audit Director and the Country Head of Audit at Citibank N.A. Indonesia branch from 2013 – 2016. In 2016 he was also in charge of Citi’s retail branch network audit covering 300+ branches in 14 countries in APAC and EMEA.


Asril Rahman Abdul Hadi Group Chief Audit Executive, PETRONAS

Asril Rahman Abdul Hadi is currently the Group Chief Audit Executive (GCAE) of PETRONAS and has effective oversight role over other 7 internal audit outfits within PETRONAS group. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from University of Warwick, United Kingdom, a professional member of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and a Chartered Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (CMIIA). Additionally, he has over 20 years of experience serving PETRONAS. Prior to joining PETRONAS in 1999, he was an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co. He has vast experience and knowledge in the PETRONAS businesses across the value chain covering Upstream, Downstream and Corporate Divisions. He has held various managerial positions within PETRONAS Group. Prior to becoming GCAE, he has headed the Finance and Accounts Division of various entities in PETRONAS which included Downstream Plant Operations, Egypt International Operations, PETRONAS Group International Accounts, MLNG Group of Companies, PETRONAS Carigali Upstream Operations and also Malaysian Petroleum Management.


Azirruan Arifin, Chief Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Division, Social Security Organisation (PERKESO)

Azirruan Arifin is responsible for reviewing, maintaining and reporting of PERKESO’s Internal Control Framework. In summary, providing assurance and consulting services to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of PERKESO’s operations, reliability and integrity of financial reporting. This includes ensuring ethics as well as compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Prior to 2020, he was the Head of Shared Services in a Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia (“PIDM”), a function that he was tasked to develop with the aim to increase efficiencies and improve processes through the shared services delivery model. He joined PIDM in 2010 and during his tenure he have been tasked in managing Audit and Consulting Services, Insurance, Risk Assessment and Monitoring as well as Enterprise Risk Management Divisions. Prior to joining PIDM, Azirruan was the Head of Advisory, Audit and Business Advisory Department in Malaysian Airline System Berhad. He also has over seven years of onsite insurance and banking supervision experience with Bank Negara Malaysia and has been involved in, among others, development of the Anti-Money Laundering guidelines for the insurance industry and guidelines for Bancassurance. He began his career in Malayan Banking Berhad before joining Bank Negara Malaysia.


Azrul Azman Ahmad General Manager of Strategic Planning & Analytics, PETRONAS

Azrul Azman Ahmad is currently the General Manager of Strategic Planning & Analytics, PETRONAS Group Internal Audit, having a key role in strategising the PETRONAS integrated assurance master plan as well as steering the design and implementation of digital and analytics across PETRONAS Internal Audit and Assurance Fraternities.

He holds Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in Software Engineering and started his career with ExxonMobil prior to joining PETRONAS. He started off his journey in PETRONAS with Corporate ICT Development Unit, Group Risk Management and subsequently joined Group Internal Audit. He has vast experience in risk management and internal auditing having performed various audits in particular to IT and Digital related areas covering Upstream, Downstream and Corporate businesses.


Chen Fong Tuan, HR and General Affairs Director, Samsung Malaysia Electronics

Fong Tuan is the HR & General Affairs Director for Samsung Malaysia Electronics. He is responsible for the end-to-end people operations and administrative functions, being a member of the country executive team providing strategic and tactical input to drive organisational goals and business objectives. Before this, he was the chief people officer of the Mah Sing Group and the director of human resources for B. Braun Asia Pacific. Previously he held senior HR leadership roles with the Maybank Group, British American Tobacco, OCBC and Coca-Cola. He also had a stint with Watson Wyatt (now known as Willis Towers Watson) as Malaysia’s talent practice lead, consulting in the areas of talent management, total rewards and human capital strategy. He started his career with Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia’s power utility company, where he was a scholar. He is a qualified professional engineer; holds a first-class honours degree in electrical and electronics engineering from University of Sussex, UK; an MBA in organisational behaviour from Australia; a postgraduate degree from INSEAD and Harvard; and is also a chartered financial analyst.


Chitra Sridharan, Chief Internal Auditor, MCIS Life

Chitra Sridharan is an Internal Audit leader with over 15 years of experience in managing Internal Audit functions specifically within the Insurance industry. She is a passionate leader in advocating corporate governance, primarily in establishing collaborative patterns amongst the Risk Management, Compliance and Internal Audit functions by connecting business results and control mechanisms within the risk management systems. From performing specialised internal audit functions to having a broad level of exposure handling the intricacies of managing stakeholders of various levels, her expertise lie in remodelling, introducing and positioning the Internal Audit function as a business partner for a positive and effective platform. Chitra holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of South Australia and an MBA from the Anglia Ruskin University (UK).


Derek Lee Siew Weng, Governors, IIA Malaysia

Derek Lee is a professional who has accumulated more than 28 years of experiences in the areas of audit (financial & internal), governance, risk, and financial management. Derek has worked in both commercial as the head of internal audit for PLC as well as leading corporate and financial functions for organisations in Malaysia and UK.

Derek has also taken the professional advisory role, advising, and working with many businesses on various GRC application engagements. The advisory experiences with various business owners and corporate leaders have provided insight to Derek on the better approach to advocate the importance and relevance of GRC applications in different businesses and industries.

Derek is committed to engage the business community and stakeholders further to project and showcase the IIAM’s roles and capabilities within the business eco system.


Farah Rosley, Malaysia Tax Markets and Global Compliance & Reporting Leader; Partner, Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd

Farah Rosley is the Malaysia Tax Markets Leader at Ernst & Young Tax Consultants Sdn. Bhd. She is also the current President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM).

Farah has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on corporate tax, tax audits and investigations, and transfer pricing projects. Her knowledge and experience cover industries such as services, telecommunications, property development, construction and manufacturing. Farah’s engagements also include carrying out feasibility studies, reviewing incentive packages, and negotiating and securing special incentive packages for multinational corporations in Malaysia.

Farah has conducted group tax reviews and planning, tax incentive applications and tax audit and investigations for local and cross-border entities. She has also conducted analytical studies of tax incentives and special incentive packages and assisted MNCs (including various Fortune 500 companies) in location studies. She has also conducted reviews on specific tax issues facing the different industries.

A regular speaker in national and international tax conferences and seminars, Farah has also been invited as a key member of special government initiatives and studies on specific tax matters and policies for industry sectors. She has also authored numerous articles and commentaries for various publications.


Haikel Ismail Board of Governors, IIA Malaysia

Haikel Ismail is currently the Chief Internal Auditor at Telekom Malaysia Berhad. He is a professional with more than 22 years of corporate experience including in senior management roles that included risk management, corporate strategy, internal audit, business turnaround and business process improvements. Haikel is an established governance professional specializing in internal audit and risk management. He was one of the first to implement the enterprise wide risk management (EWRM) framework in public listed companies in Malaysia starting in the year 2000 for the telecommunication division of one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerate. Since then, he transformed the adoption of EWRM from a mere reporting tool to strongly advocating the EWRM adoption into strategic risk management and corporate decision making that includes scenarios, impact assessments and sensitivity analysis for material corporate initiatives and transactions.


Jaco Benadie Executive Director, KPMG Malaysia

Jaco is an Executive Director and the Head of Cyber for KPMG Management Consulting with 18 years of experience in the field of cyber security for Information technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). He leverages IT and Engineering skills and experiences to design, develop and implement controls that support the safeguarding of critical computing systems from cyber threats. Jaco has experience in dealing with all levels of customer management in OT, IT and cyber security and has numerous experiences as a subject matter expert where he coordinates complex remediation activities and at the same time acts as mediator in the area of tension between IT and OT. Prior to joining KPMG, he worked as a Senior Process Control Domain (PCD) IT Security Engineer for an oil & gas major and as the Senior Information Security Manager for a utilities company in the UK.


Jenitha John, Chairman of IIA Global

Jenitha John is 2020-21 Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors. In this role, John serves as an officer of the Global Board, is chairman of the Supervisory Committee, and presides over the Global Assembly. John is Chief Executive Officer at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). She has more than 26 years of experience in internal auditing, including as a Chief Audit Executive.

Before becoming Chairman of The IIA Global Board, John’s volunteer roles included serving as the Global Board’s Senior Vice Chair (2019-20), as well as serving on the IPPF Relook Task Force, Committee of Research and Education Advisors, Financial Services Guidance Committee, and on the Global Board’s Executive Committee as 2018-19 Vice Chairman-Professional Certifications, and 2017-18 Vice Chairman-Professional Practices.

John paralleled her executive role by having served as a non-executive director of both public- and private-sector entities. A seasoned executive with experience in industries ranging from utilities to telecommunications, agriculture, health care, insurance, automobile, information technology, and financial services, she currently serves as a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chairman of listed company boards in South Africa.

Recognized as “South Africa’s Internal Auditor of the Year” in 2014, John has addressed conferences around the globe on a wide array of topics, such as internal audit’s role in governance, combined assurance, women in leadership, the impact of AI and robotics on industries, emerging issues in the financial services industry, and the value of key performance indicators. In addition, John actively participates in mentoring circles, panel discussions, and networking sessions throughout the world, and strongly believes in developing young minds.

John is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and has received the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) designation. Other professional credentials include CA(SA), South African Institute of Chartered Accountants; CD(SA), Institute of Directors (Chartered Director); and SEP, Senior Executive Program, Harvard Business School. John received a bachelor’s degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an Honors degree from the University of South Africa, majoring in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing and economics.

For her chairman’s year theme, John chose “Reimagining Resilience” to emphasize the role agility plays in internal audit every day, but particularly during times of crisis.


Jeremy Clopton, Director, Upstream Academy, US

Jeremy Clopton, Director at Upstream Academy, specializes in executive leadership development and helping firms transition to become more advisory. He gained his real-world experience from his work with one of the top accounting and consulting firms in the United States, where he led the firm-wide Big Data & Analytics and Digital Forensics practices. During his 12 years there, Jeremy gained extensive experience in data analytics, forensic accounting, and business intelligence, but his real passion was going beyond providing the services clients asked for – to help them determine what they needed for future success. Before he was recruited by Upstream, Jeremy launched his own consulting company focused on developing more successful cultures by asking better (more strategic) questions. A dynamic and insightful presenter, Jeremy speaks both in the US and abroad at industry events and is a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. His dedication to not just meeting, but exceeding, client expectations makes him a favorite for participants.


Karem Obeid, Executive Director of Internal Audit, Modon Properties

Karem Obeid, a thought leader who drives innovation and strategic transformations. He has more than 25 years of management and internal audit experience in various industries that enabled him to assume internal audit executive leadership roles in several leading companies in the Middle East region such as Modon Properties, Tawazun Economic Council, Dubai Holding and Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX). He also assigns in various board member and audit committee roles for several large organisations.

Karem holds a MBA degree with emphasis in Industrial and Manufacturing Leadership. His earlier education includes a Bachelor in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut. Also, Mr. Obeid attained several related professional certifications like CIA, CPA, CCSA, CISA and CRMA.

His passion for the profession led him to hold several IIA board and volunteer leadership positions for consecutive years which include Executive Committee Member (Vice – Chairman, Global Services) from 2016 – 2019 (Term ends July) and Member of the Board (Director-at-Large) 2013 – 2016. He was the first from the MENA region to be elected as a member of the IIA Global board. Furthermore, he is currently an Executive Committee member of IIA – UAE.

As an advocate and active member of the profession, he is instrumental in promoting the Internal Audit profession in the Middle East region. He also has been frequently invited to speak in local and international conferences across the globe and has contributed to several publications related to the profession.


Lee Han Ther Head of Cybersecurity Architecture & Strategy, Maxis Berhad

Han Ther currently heads the cyber security architecture, strategy and planning team for a leading telco in Malaysia. In his current capacity, he achieves the security goals by determining the security strategy, planning, and guiding the implementation of controls aligned to business needs and regulatory requirements. He has over 18 years of experience in cyber security, risk and resilience serving various capacities and industries during his career.

Prior to this, he was the Director of Cyber Security Practice for KPMG Malaysia where he was leading cyber strategy development, regulatory compliance and cyber defense services. His experience span from international banks, IT shared services, managed security services providers (MSSPs), and a digital company. Han Ther has performed cybersecurity engagements and consulting across 15 countries in the Asia Pacific region. On top of his Master of Business Administration (MBA), Han Ther carries with him multiple cyber professional certifications including Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Disaster Recover Certified Specialist (DRCS) and certified trainer by HRDF Malaysia. Han Ther has served as one of the past Board of Directors on the Information System Audit & Control Association (ISACA) Malaysia’s chapter. With regards to the academic volunteering, Han Ther is serving as the cyber security industry advisor for Monash University Malaysia’s Faculty of Information Technology.


Mohamed Irshad, Head of Global Internal Audit, Schneider Electric

Mohamed Irshad CIA, FCCA (UK), CPA, CGA (Canada), is a seasoned auditor with over 15 years of international audit experience. Having started his career in 2004 in PwC Dubai’s external audit practice, he is currently the Head of Global Internal Audit for the Americas hub in Schneider Electric and is based in Calgary, Canada.

Irshad was born in Dubai, is married to a South African and has lived in India, France and is now in Canada. Beyond this, his business travels have taken him to around 30 countries covering 65 to 70 cities.

Irshad is on the IIA Calgary Chapter’s Board of Governors and is also the Vice Chair of the ACCA Canada Network Panel.


Phil Leifermann, Director, Wolters Kluwer TeamMate, Asia Pacific

Phil Leifermann leads project management for audit management and data analytic solutions at Wolters Kluwer TeamMate, Asia Pacific. He has over 33 years of consulting experience and has completed projects throughout the Asia Pacific region across governance, internal audit, IT audit, risk management and compliance.


Philip Satish Rao, Partner, Ernst & Young (EY) Malaysia

Philip is currently a Partner with the Risk Advisory Services practice in Ernst & Young (EY) Malaysia. In his 29 years with EY he has served on various external and internal audits, risk management and corporate governance, and corporate finance engagements apart from the experience gained through secondments both overseas and locally. Some of his notable engagements include projects concerning Corporate Governance, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management for some large global MNCs.

Philip is also currently a member of Global Institute Relations Committee 2019/2022. He was a member of the 2012/2013 Task force for the review for PLCs in respect of the Statement on Internal Control in Malaysia. He is also the Programme Director for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Programme in Malaysia. He regular speaks and trains on topics relating to Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Internal Audit both locally as well as internationally.


Pritesh Dattani Head of Internal Audit, Salam Air

Pritesh is a Head of Internal Audit at SalamAir. Established new in-house function for Oman’s Low Cost Carrier. Previously led Internal Audit departments in aviation industry in full service carrier in UAE and low cost European airline. Worked in the GCC for past 10 years in tourism and hospitality government and family owned retail organisations. Over 20 years’ experience in Internal Audit, Risk Management and Fraud professions. Qualified QIAL, CIA, CISA, FCA, CFE, CRMA, CDPSE, CMIIA. Past speaker at IIA Global Conferences in Dubai and Orlando. Various other speaker engagements at Marcus Evans, Informa, Institute of Risk Management and International Association of Airline Internal Auditors (IAAIA).


Rajesh Punjabi, Head of IA, Dairy Farm Singapore

Rajesh is currently the Head of Internal Audit with Dairy Farm Singapore where he leads Internal Audit, Investigation and Corporate Governance activities for Dairy Farm’s Food and Health & Beauty businesses in Singapore, Vietnam & Cambodia. Supported by a team of internal auditors and investigators, Rajesh provides the Audit Committee with independent insights into assurance activities and the state of corporate governance. Rajesh also provides ad-hoc consulting support to business on technological, financial and operational controls in an advisory capacity. As businesses evolve, Rajesh has expanded the scope of Internal auditing to include independent assurance on outsourcing to third party vendors, technology outsourcing to the cloud and big-data mining to support business transformation. Prior to his current role, Rajesh spent more than 18 years in finance leadership, internal audit and assurance roles in Shell, British American Tobacco and PwC. During this time, he was also involved in several projects involving Sarbannes Oxley implementation, J-SOX and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Rajesh is an active speaker on assurance and fraud in regional conferences. In July 2020, he was appointed to the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) Corporate Governance and Risk Committee, tasked to provide thought leadership to industry on risk, assurance and governance. Rajesh is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Singapore. Rajesh is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Chartered Accountant (CA).


Ranjit Singh Taram Singh, Regional Managing Director, Tricor Axcelasia Sdn Bhd

Ranjit is the Regional Managing Director of Tricor Axcelasia and Tricor Axcel Limited managing the strategic business advisory and GRC systems business of Tricor Group. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (USA) and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (USA), and he holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (UK). He is a Board member of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (“IIA”). Ranjit was a member of the Global IIA Audit Committee, IIA’s International Internal Audit StandardsBoard and President of Asian Confederation of Institute of Internal Auditors (ACIIA). He is also a Board member and Past President of the IIA Malaysia for 2013/2014 term.


Roshni Jayantilal, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance

Fellow Chartered Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Associate Compliance with over 25 years of work experience. Experienced Governance, Risk and Compliance professional who worked with senior management and stakeholders across various industries, in defining and implementing policies and strategies. Reported to Audit Committees and Boards on sensitive and high-risk areas. Led key audit and compliance assignments in Europe, Asia Pacific & Japan. Specialties include reviews in the areas of US and Japan SOX 404, Channel Sales/ Distribution, whistleblowing, fraud and investigations.

Roshni is the Chief Executive Officer at the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG). MICG was established in March 1998 following recommendation by the High-Level Finance Committee on Corporate Governance. The Institute was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, with founding members consisting of the Federation of Public Listed Companies (FPLC), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), and Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). MICG’s principal activities are to promote and encourage corporate governance development, provide education and training for the benefit of its members and other interested institutions or bodies in Malaysia.


Santosh Govind, Chief Audit Executive, Eco World International Berhad Property Development Industry

Santosh is the Chief Audit Executive in Eco World International Berhad. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of IIA Malaysia. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Australia), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA).  Santosh has a total of 19 years internal audit experience which include heading and establishing the internal audit functions of various listed companies as well as working in a leading firm providing internal audit services. Santosh is involved in Enterprise Risk Management engagements and Risk based Internal Audits together with Governance reviews. His experience includes the training of internal auditors of public listed companies on the enterprise risk management and risk based internal audit methodologies which include being a speaker in various other platforms. Santosh was also previously a Financial Controller of a public listed company and has also more than 7 years of external audit experience.


Shailesh Haribhakti, Chartered Accountant

Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti is a career Chartered and Cost Accountant, and a Certified Internal Auditor, Financial Planner Fraud Examiner His career spans over four decades. He is currently Chairman of Shailesh Haribhakti Associates, Chartered Accountants. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of L&T Finance Holdings Limited, L&T Mutual Fund, Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited, NSDL e Governance Infrastructure Limited Blue Star Limited, Mentorcap Management Pvt Ltd, Planet People Profit Consulting Pvt Ltd, Bluevine Technologies Pvt Ltd, and IBS Fintech India Pvt Ltd. He is Vice Chairman of Intuit consulting Pvt LTD. His other Key Directorships are ACC Limited, Ambuja Cements Limited, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (Times Group), Cloud Infosolutions Pvt Ltd, Epigeneres Biotech Pvt Ltd, Gaja Trustee Company Pvt Ltd [Gaja Capital Group] and Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited. Mr. Haribhakti is a Director of Foundation for Audit Quality, a Section 8 Company and Give India, Chairman of NHBS LLP. He is a strategic advisor to the CT group. He also serves on Advisory Boards of Doha Bank, Gaja Advisors Pvt Ltd and Excellence Enablers Private Limited.


Slobodan Dimitrovski, Ex-Chairman, IIA North Macedonia

Slobodan Dimitrovski is an internal audit professional with over 14 years of experience. He holds the CIA, CGAP and CCSA designations, and has worked on 3 different continents. Slobodan was one of the founding members, and a past Chairman of the board of IIA North Macedonia.

He has been a speaker/lecturer on multiple internal audit events in Qatar, UAE, North Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. He has also conducted internal audit training on various topics, in the UAE, the Seychelles, North Macedonia, Serbia and Albania.


Zurina Othman, Chief Audit Executive, KLCC Group of Companies

Zurina started her journey in PETRONAS in IT operations for 10 years before accidentally venturing into Internal Audit. Since then, she hasn’t looked back and has been climbing the Internal Audit career ladder for the last 16 years where she has been exposed in various portfolios in oil & gas industry. A firm believer in walking the talk and possessing relevant capability & credibility in providing assurance service, Zurina became the first audit management with CIA in PETRONAS while holding the Head of Corporate Audit portfolio. She has since acquired CISA & COSO Certification. Zurina is currently on secondment from PETRONAS to KLCCHoldings Sdn Bhd, heading the KLCCH’s Group Internal Audit Division which oversees assurance activities for all companies under KLCC Holdings, including KLCC Properties and Putrajaya Holdings.