India Hosts Global Forum to Discuss Key Matters Impacting Internal Audit Profession

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
January 20, 2012 /

More than 120 representatives from over 50 countries will convene at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi, India February 5-8, 2012 for The IIA’s annual Global Council.

Coordinated by IIA Global Headquarters and hosted by the IIA’s Indian institute (IIA-India), Global Council brings together top leaders of The IIA from around the world to discuss key matters impacting the global profession of internal auditing.

For The IIA, as the internal audit profession’s global guiding body and standard-setter, each year this event helps frame a number of important global initiatives for the profession.

“We are proud to receive our fellow internal audit leaders here in India where the internal audit profession and The IIA are continuously advancing,” said IIA-India spokesperson Naren Aneja.

“In India, it is a top priority that our companies and government understand the full scope of internal auditing, as well as the valuable role The IIA plays around the world supporting internal auditors as they conduct their governance, risk management and controls assessment work professionally.”

Established in 1941, with headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., USA, The IIA comprises more than 170,000 members in 165 countries. IIA leaders represent members working in a variety of professional capacities such as internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

The IIA has been establishing chapters to serve its members in India since 1963. Due to its strategic importance in the accomplishment of the global institute’s mission, IIA India was chosen as the host for the 2012 Global Council to set the stage for discussions regarding globalization of the internal audit profession and the importance of advocacy in emerging countries.

“We must ensure that our profession’s global standards are embraced worldwide, and that we advocate to all our stakeholders with one united voice,” said IIA Chairman of the Board Denny Beran, CIA, CCSA, CRMA.

“By leveraging this unique opportunity to join together in India from all parts of the globe, we can share with one another how to continue to advance in important areas such as adoption of global Standards and certification programs. This event embodies The IIA’s long-standing motto: Progress through Sharing!”


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