IIA Honors ‘Visionary’ Paul Sobel
Cadmus Award recognizes outstanding leadership
SYDNEY (July 28, 2017) — The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) awarded Paul Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, with the Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award earlier this week at the global organization’s International Conference. The award commends individuals who have made outstanding contributions in research, education, publications, or other developments and activities in the field of internal auditing.
Sobel is recognized as an expert on governance, enterprise risk management, compliance, and internal control. His extensive experience in internal auditing includes that as Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at four public companies. He is often called upon to speak at professional conferences and has three books published through the Internal Audit Foundation, including “Enterprise Risk Management: Achieving and Sustaining Success,” published in 2012.
Sobel also is a longtime volunteer leader with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He was Global Board Chairman in 2013-14, president of the Internal Audit Foundation, program chair for The IIA’s International Conference in 2010 and 2013, and The IIA’s representative on the Pathways Commission, which developed recommendations to enhance the future of accounting education in the United States.
“Paul is a visionary, exemplary leader, sought-after speaker, and prolific author,” said 2016-17 IIA Global Chairman Angela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA. “He advocates to audiences around the world to not only imagine the possibilities for the internal audit profession in an increasingly complex and global business environment, but to imagine a future in which internal auditors are viewed by stakeholders and society as enablers of sustainable value.”
The Cadmus Award was created in 1965 to honor the memory of The IIA’s first managing director.