7th Annual Internal Audit Forum


A great excitement to organize year by year the Audit Masters conference. This time the 7th Annual Internal Audit Forum will take place in the lively Barcelona. As usual the attendees will be presented with a number of sessions on today’s current issues and trends. Our expert speakers will provide an insight into their experiences throughout interesting keynote presentations, and the Q&A and networking sessions will give the opportunity for knowledge-sharing.

Audit Masters 2019 is a great platform to discuss common challenges. We are convinced that the conference is going to give a great value to the attendees this time as well.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona.

On behalf of GLC,
Aletta Lemak

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What participants say about our events:

“I am satisfied with listening to high professional speakers.”
Luigi La Marca - Policiy Adviser, Inspectorate General, European Investment Bank / Luxembourg
“I am really satisfied to meet with new faces on this event. I am also happy about the new ideas and challenges this event brings to me.”
Kyle McMullan - Director, Internal Audit, Compliance, CITI / United Kingdom
“I am impressed by the so many nationalities on the event and I think it was good experience for me to join this event.”
Freek Van Velsen - Chief Financial and Risk Officer, RABOBANK / THE NETHERLANDS
“A good experience to meet new peers from all around the world.”
Lucio Della Ratta - Managing Director Internal Audit, Barclays / United Kingdom

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Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:15 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:45 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Auditing Culture: Challenges and Proven Techniques

  • 09:40 Slot reserved for Akquinet

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 “Re-invent” agility at Allianz

  • 11:30 Business Agility in Internal Audit

  • 12:10 Operational Resilience as planning priority

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Brexit – The role of Internal Audit

  • 14:30 How should we audit robots and automated controls?

  • 15:10 Group photo

  • 15:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:50 Audit in the age of AI: the experience of BBVA

  • 16:30 Assessing risk in Blockchain

  • 17:10 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 17:15 End of Day 1

  • 17:30 Interactive communication session accompanied by a Cocktail reception

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Data Analytics within Audit – a practical guide how to implement data analytics within an audit department

  • 09:40 Digital and Cyber Agenda & New Audit Practices in Today’s World

  • 10:30 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 Life after GDPR implementation

  • 11:30 Effectiveness of Governance: An Internal Audit Perspective

  • 12:10 Three lines of defence: A first line view:

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 IA External Quality Assessment and Improvement Program

  • 14:30 Auditing Reputation Risk

  • 15:10 Open Panel Discussion – The synergy between risk management and internal audit

  • 15:50 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 16:00 Farewell Tea, Coffee and Networking

  • 16:30 End of Day 2

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Our Speakers

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Alessio Miranda
Alessio MirandaGeneral Manager
Corporate Audit Services
The Netherlands
Eleanor Taylor
Eleanor TaylorAudit Senior Manager
Nationwide Building Society
United Kingdom
Steve Sanders
Steve SandersHead of Audit UK
Bank of Ireland
United Kingdom
Pablo Alvarez
Pablo AlvarezIbero-Latam Regional CAE
Tijs Wolffenbuttel
Tijs WolffenbuttelChief Audit Executive /
Director Audit
de Volksbank N.V
The Netherlands
Burak Erkek
Burak ErkekSenior Vice President/
Internal Audit Dept.
Martin Stevens
Martin StevensAudit Director - Gjensidige
Former board member -
IIA Norway and ECIIA
Gijs Borghouts
Gijs BorghoutsChief Auditor, Corporate Banking and Risk
Royal Bank of Scotland
United Kingdom
Lucio Della Ratta
Lucio Della RattaAudit Director, International
Europe Aviva
United Kingdom
Antonio P Martinez
Antonio P MartinezChief Audit Executive
Santander Consumer Bank AG
Luis San Román
Luis San RománHead of Digital & IT, processes
Luca Veghini
Luca VeghiniHead of Methodology, Strategy and Audit Support
Assicurazioni Generali
Dr. André Klengel
Dr. André KlengelSenior Vice President/Group Audit
DVB Bank
Hanne M. Hansen
Hanne M. HansenLeader of Leaders
Nick Woods
Nick WoodsManaging Director, Chief Controls Office
United Kingdom
Caroline Dowson
Caroline Dowson Head of Audit, Financial, Insurance and Model Risk
United Kingdom
Sue Farmer
Sue FarmerFounder and Director
Business Sourcery Opportuniality
United Kingdom
Michael Müllner
Michael MüllnerHead of Security & Compliance Services
Michael Lerch
Michael LerchChief Audit Executive
Hamburg Commercial Bank

Our Advisors

Mark Carawan
Mark CarawanChief Compliance Officer
United States of America
Duarte Pitta Ferraz
Duarte Pitta FerrazProfessor
Nova School of Business and Economics
Chairman of the Audit Committee of EIB, NED: EuroBic, Infraestruturas de Portugal, Gestmin SGPS
Luigi La Marca
Luigi La MarcaDirector
European Investment Bank
Hannah Chung
Hannah ChungSVP - Internal Audit - Operational Risk and Reputational Risk
Credit Suisse
United Kingdom
Erhan Yazgan
Erhan YazganChief Auditor
Central Bank of Turkey
Lucio Della Ratta
Lucio Della RattaAudit Director
United Kingdom
Ramazan Işık
Ramazan IşıkChief Audit Executive
Luis de la Fuente
Luis de la FuenteChief Audit Executive
BBVA Compass
United States
Pedro Loureiro
Pedro LoureiroChief of Audit
Dorthe Tolborg
Dorthe TolborgChief Audit Executive
Danske Bank
Alessio Miranda
Alessio MirandaChief Auditor
The Netherlands
Anton Kuzupeev
Anton KuzupeevVice-President
Institute for Internal Controls of Ukraine and Belarus
Cesar A. Carvalho Souza
Cesar A. Carvalho SouzaChief Operating Officer for Zurich Group Audit and Audit Director for Finance and IM Audits
Zurich Insurance
Shobhit Gupta
Shobhit GuptaChief Auditor ICG Technology
United Kingdom

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Who will you meet?

Members of the Board, Chief Audit Executives Chief Auditors, Chief Internal Executives, Chief Internal Auditors, Audit Committee Members, Chief Risk Officers,  Chief Financial Officers As well as Senior Vice Presidents (SVP), FVPs, EVPs, Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, Executive Directors, Directors, Leads, Heads, General Managers & Senior Managers OF:


• Audit

• Audit Methodologies

• Audit Processes Audit program

• Compliance

• Compliance and Conduct Risk Compliance Risk

• Control

• Corporate Audit

• Corporate Security Corporate Security

• Financial Crime

• Fraud Fraud Investigation

• Fraud Prevention and Detection Governance

• Governance and Integration

• Group Conduct Information Management

• Internal Audit

• Investigations IT Audit

• Law Enforcement

• Money Laundering Reporting Quality Assurance

• Regulation

• Regulation and Compliance Regulatory Compliance

• Risk

• Security Security and Investigations

• Standards and many more…

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