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Future-Ready Internal Auditors: Agile, Adaptable and Forward-Thinking

The “Future-Ready Internal Auditors” conference is designed to address the current challenges faced by internal auditors in Malaysia and equip them with the knowledge and skills required to embrace the future of their profession. The conference will consist of three key segments that will provide insights into the present state of internal auditing, explore the future landscape, and discuss strategies for becoming future-ready.

Segment 1: Taking Stock of the Present

• Rebranding the profession: Addressing the misconceptions and stereotypes associated with internal auditors and exploring ways to promote a positive image of the profession within organizations. Understanding the evolving expectations of stakeholders and exploring how internal auditors can become trusted advisors to senior management, adding value beyond traditional compliance-focused roles.

Segment 2: Envisioning the Future

• Harnessing the power of data and AI: Examining the impact of data analytics and artificial intelligence on the internal audit function and discussing how auditors can leverage these technologies to enhance their effectiveness.

Segment 3: Embracing Transformation

• Building future-ready skills: Identifying the key skills and competencies that internal auditors need to develop to thrive in navigating the current challenges such as Auditing ESG.

• Embracing agility: Exploring the role of agility in internal auditing and understanding how it enables auditors to adapt to rapidly changing business environments.


Azran Osman-Rani

CEO and Co-Founder, Naluri

Azran is the CEO of Naluri, a digital health startup that addresses mental health and chronic diseases together, in a preventive, holistic and outcomes-based approach.

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Christina Foo

Senior Independent Director, UEM Sunrise Bhd

Christina is currently the Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair of UEM Sunrise Bhd.

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Dato’ Aminuddin Hashim

Independent Non-Executive Director
LBS, Bina Berhad Group and Olympia Industries Berhad

Dato’ Aminudin Hashim joins MIER as Non Resident Senior Fellow having professionally engaged in the Middle East, ASEAN, Federal and State level.

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Dominic Chegne

President, IIA Malaysia

Dominic is a Partner in the Risk Assurance Services (RAS) unit within PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Kuala Lumpur office.

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Faizul Abdullah

Head of Continuous Assurance, Maxis Berhad

Faizul currently serves as the Head of Continuous Assurance within the Internal Audit Division, leading the unit’s digital transformation through advanced data analytics, artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, and other related data science technologies.

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Halimatun Sa’adiah Binti Abd Halim

Group Chief Audit Executive, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Halimatun Sa’adiah Abd Halim graduated with Bachelor of Laws in 1997 from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

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Lizah Abdul Wahab

Chief Audit Executive, Group Internal Audit Department, TNB

Lizah Abd Wahab currently serves as the Chief Internal Auditor (CIA) for TNB.

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Mohd Khaidzir Shahari

Chairman, Research and Technical Advisory Committee, IIA Malaysia

Khaidzir is a Certified Global Management Accountant, who has served as an Executive Director with KPMG Management and Risk Consulting Sdn Bhd since 2007.

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Nazim Khan Ahmad Khan

Tech Assurance | Internal Assurance, Maxis Berhad

Nazim has over more than 23 years of work experience in the consultancy and telecommunication industry in various technical and leadership roles.

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Pang Sern Yong

Founder of AIHQ | ChatGPT Expert

Pang Sern Yong, an HRD Certified Trainer with a degree in Communication Studies, is an esteemed speaker and thought leader in applying AI tools, particularly ChatGPT, for business and communication contexts.

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Sally-Anne Pitt

IIA Global Chairman

Sally-Anne Pitt is the 2023–24 Chair of the Global Board of Directors of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and has been a Director on the Global Board for the past five years.

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Shafik Azlee Mashar

Chief Audit Executive, Maxis Berhad

Shafik has over more than 25 years of work experience in various industries spanning telecommunication, IT outsourcing and fast-moving consumer goods, in various roles covering telecommunications operations, project management and internal auditing.

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Stephen Byrne

Governor, IIA Malaysia

Stephen Byrne is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) with over 30 years broad commercial experience in various industries including healthcare, mining and manufacturing.

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Stephen Coates

President, ACIIA

Stephen is Immediate Past President of IIA Australia, President of the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA), and a member of the IIA’s International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB).

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Suhailah Mohamed Abdulla

Governor, IIA Malaysia

Suhailah was appointed as the Chief Integrity & Assurance Officer of Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) on 1 March 2021.

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Wee Hock Kee

Managing Partner, CG Board Asia Pacific

Wee Hock Kee (Wee) is a Faculty Member and Fellow of Institute of Corporate Director Malaysia (ICDM).

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Geetha Kanny

Executive Director, IIA Malaysia

Geetha Kanny is currently the Executive Director of The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia.

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Philip Satish Rao

Institute Relations Committee Member, IIA Global

Philip Rao is a Partner of Ernst & Young Consulting Sdn Bhd.

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Prof Dr. Susela Devi K Suppiah

Director, Centre for Accountability & Governance Research, Sunway University Business School, Sunway University Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Susela Devi K. Suppiah has worked and contributed to various capacities for the development of accounting and the accounting profession.

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YBrs. Tuan Haji Roslan bin Abu Bakar

Deputy Auditor General of Malaysia (Government Companies), National Audit Department

YBrs. Tuan Haji Roslan bin Abu Bakar holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Emproria State University in the USA in 1986, and he continued his studies at the same university, earning a Master in Business Administration in 1989.

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