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​IIA Announces 2018–19 Global Board of Directors

Naohiro Mouri, Chief Auditor of AIG, Named Chairman

DUBAI (9 May 2018) — The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced today the election of Naohiro Mouri, CIA, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor of American International Group (AIG), as chairman of the organization’s 2018-19 Global Board of Directors. The election of Mouri and the Global Board was held at The IIA’s Annual Business Meeting following its 2018 International Conference in Dubai.

The IIA is the largest organization representing the interests of the profession and provides ethical and professional guidance, continuing education, and certifications to more than 190,000 members in more than 170 countries worldwide. Officers are elected for one-year terms; Institute Directors, North American Directors, and Directors-at-large serve one- or two-year terms.

“I am delighted about Naohiro Mouri’s appointment as The IIA’s new global chairman. He is a seasoned professional and an instrumental, longtime IIA volunteer who I know will bring strong direction and leadership to this role,” said IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA. “With a distinguished career in internal auditing, he has made significant contributions to the profession and we are honored that he has taken on this important position.”

An advocate of the importance of fundamentals, Mouri set as his chairman’s year theme: “Emphasize the Basics. Elevate the Standards.” His intent is to remind internal auditors that conformance to the Standards is essential – not only to elevating the Standards themselves, but also to raise the entire profession. His message is aimed at inspiring professionals at all levels as well as to prepare future generations of internal auditors.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as The IIA’s global chairman,” Mouri said. “Because I truly love the profession, I want to stress the importance of going back to the very basics. That means understanding how important the Standards are for becoming the trusted advisors we aspire to be. If each of us strives to elevate the Standards in our daily practice, then together we can raise the profession to new heights.”

Before joining AIG, Mouri was a Statutory Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor for MetLife Alico Insurance K.K. Japan. He also led the audit departments at J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific; Shinsei Bank; Morgan Stanley Japan; and Deutsche Bank Japan. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta and Tokyo.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Mouri is well-regarded as a lecturer and author, and has held numerous board and volunteer leadership positions at The IIA. From 2001-06 he served as the first elected president of the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA). The ACIIA recognized him with its “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Internal Auditing” honor in 2016.

Members of The IIA’s 2018-2019 Executive Committee:

Chairman
Naohiro Mouri, CIA, CPA, Executive Vice President & Chief Auditor, American International Group, Japan

Senior Vice Chairman
J. Michael Joyce Jr., CIA, CRMA, Vice President, Chief Auditor & Compliance Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, USA

Vice Chairman – Finance
Charles T. Wright, CIA, Director, Enterprise Risk Solutions, BKD, LLP, USA

Vice Chairman – Global Services
Karem Toufic Obeid, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, Chief Audit Executive, Tawazun Economic Council, United Arab Emirates

Vice Chairman – Professional Certifications
Jenitha John, CIA, QIAL, Chief Audit Executive, FirstRand Bank, South Africa

Vice Chairman – Professional Guidance
Shannon J. Urban, CIA, CRMA, Executive Director, EY, USA

Vice Chairman – Professional Practices
John Bendermacher, CIA, Director Group Audit, ABN AMRO, Netherlands

Vice Chairman – Research
Michael J. Fucilli, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CRMA, Auditor General, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
J. Michael Peppers, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, Chief Audit Executive, University of Texas System, USA

Past Chairman of the Board
Angela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, Head of Internal Audit, Sparkassen Versicherung AG, Austria

A full list of the 2018-19 Global Board of Directors can be found here.

The IIA’s North American Board of Directors also was recently elected, with Karen Brady, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Baptist Health South Florida, as Chairman. The full slate of North American board members is available here.