Be the Change: Internal Auditors in the Age of Disruption
The Pandemic has exposed the world and business organisations to various challenges, such as effectiveness of healthcare system; global supply chain disruption; cybersecurity threats; significant rise in cost of living; geopolitical conflicts (war and trade); and etc. On top of these, impact from climate change related risks has also affected businesses directly and indirectly.
Against this backdrop, capabilities of internal auditors (as well as the governance and risk professionals) are expected to be elevated, to better assist businesses in determining specific contributing factors that associated with all the above challenges (where applicable). Internal auditors are also expected to provide ideas and solutions on risk mitigation controls to business managers via effective communication. Internal Auditors need to be the change they wish to see in the organisations.
Internal Auditors, Governance & Risk professionals, and stakeholders of the internal audit profession are welcome to participate in this annual event which aims to explore opportunities and promote knowledge sharing!
Abdulqader Obaid Ali
Chief Executive Officer, Smartworld, UAE
Abdulqader Ali is currently the Chairman of the Board of UAE IAA and the CEO of SmartWorld UAE with more than 35 years of vast experiences in the field of Audit, Fraud, Quality, Construction, and Information Technology.
Chang Ming Chew
Executive Director, Tricor Axcelasia
Ming Chew has over 20 years of wide-ranging professional experiences that includes statutory audit, transaction reporting for IPO, share registration & IPO processing, internal audit, risk management, IT/cybersecurity advisory, operational risk and control review, financial due diligence, management consulting and corporate governance advisory.
Partner, MahWengKwai & Associates
Christine Toh graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of London (External) in 2012 and completed her Certificate of Legal Practice (CLP) in 2013. She read in the Chambers of Vin & Isaac Lee and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 2014.
Dr. Nurmazilah Dato Mahzan
Chairman of Board Audit and Risk Committee, BIMB Securities
Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan is an independent non-executive director of BIMB Securities and a member of Integrated Reporting Framework Board.
President, IIA Malaysia
Dominic is a Partner in the Risk Assurance Services (RAS) unit within PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Kuala Lumpur office.
Chairman & CEO, Focus Strategic Group
Professor Frank Yam is the Founder of Focus Strategic Group and has over 35 years of international experience in Cybersecurity and IT Auditing.
Group Head Internal Auditor, CTOS Digital Berhad
Fuad is the Group Head Internal Auditor for CTOS Digital Berhad, bringing with him over 11 years of internal auditing and risk consulting experience.
Geetha A Rubasundram
Director, Governance and Sustainability, Advicecube Consultancy Bahrain
Geetha Rubasundram is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Management Accountant.
Hassan NK Khayal
Internal Audit Manager, Scope Investment, UAE
Hassan NK Khayal is an Internal Audit Manager in Scope Investment. Hassan has eight years of experience in internal audit and consulting, working on business process improvement and strategy formulation projects.
Regional Business Director, Archer Integrated Risk Management, Singapore
Huzefa Goawala is GRC Specialist, SEA for Archer, based in Singapore. He is responsible for leading Archer’s GRC business in the region.
Partner, Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn. Bhd.
Jaco is a Cybersecurity Partner based in Malaysia with a key focus on the energy sector. He has more than 20 years of work experience, 18 of which were spent in London.
Partner – Advisory Services, Deloitte Business Advisory Sdn Bhd
Kamarul has more than 20 years of experience with the public accounting practice with Deloitte.
Executive Director, EccoTrain Consultancy Services
Karina is passionate about supporting leaders in creating a better world through responsible and sustainable operations.
Executive Director, BDO Advisory
Karthigayan is an Executive Director of Advisory at BDO Malaysia, where he currently manages a portfolio of internal audit and risk management engagements.
Former Global Chair of the IIA Inc
Larry Harrington, CIA, CRMA, CPA has been an active member of the IIA for over 30 years.
Lau Jung Ching
General Manager of Group Internal Audit, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB)
Lau Jung Ching is the General Manager of Group Internal Audit at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB), where he currently leads the internal audit includes assurance, advisory and investigation.
Director of Corporate Audit, BASF, Asia Pacific
Linda Danker is the Corporate Audit Director (Asia Pacific) at BASF, a leading global chemicals producer.
Marina Yong Poh Nyuk
Governor, Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance
Marina Yong works in the field of sustainability with a focus on climate action, energy, and environment.
Director – Risk and Compliance, Bursa Malaysia Berhad
Mazliana has more than 25 years of professional career in the fields of finance, accounting, risk management, auditing, project management, and consultancy with public listed, multinational and government linked companies.
Vice Chairman, IIA North America
Mike Varney is a Partner in Crowe’s Consulting practice with over 20 years of experience in Financial and Operational Risk management.
Mohd Adam Mohd Sharif
Strategic Projects Director, Corporate Assurance Division,
Adam is the Strategic Projects Director for CIMB’s Group Corporate Assurance Division.
Natasha KK Mak-Levrion
CEO and Founder, PPEARL
Natasha is a Business Psychologist with over 20 years of international experience and has a strong record of delivering successful business impact in human capital management.
Head of Cyber Security Strategy & Governance
Nivedita (Nivi) Newar is Head of Cyber Security Strategy & Governance at University of New South Wales.
Philip Satish Rao
Governor, The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia
Philip is currently a Partner with the Risk Consulting Services in EY Malaysia.
Regional Managing Director, Tricor Axcelasia Sdn Bhd
Ranjit Singh has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of risk management, governance, internal audit and forensic accounting.
Governor, The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia
Santosh is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and currently the Chief Audit Executive in Eco World International Berhad.
Suhailah Mohamed Abdulla
Chief Integrity & Assurance Officer, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
Suhailah is currently the Chief Integrity & Assurance Officer of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) and oversees the integrity, governance and assurance function of the SDP Group of Companies.
Associate Director, Risk Assurance Services, PwC Malaysia
Shoba is an Associate Director with Risk Assurance Services at PwC Malaysia.
Group Head Internal Audit, IHH Healthcare
Stephen Byrne is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over 28 years broad commercial experience in various industries including healthcare, mining and manufacturing.
Wee Hock Kee
Chairman of the Governance, Ethics, Assurance and Risk Committee, PERKESO
Wee Hock Kee (Wee) is a Faculty Member and Fellow of Institute of Corporate Director Malaysia (ICDM).