European Internal Audit Summit


European Internal Audit Summit 2020 is designed to uncover the insights of the most emerging topics. The attendees will be presented with a number of sessions on today’s current issues and trends, industry best practices seeking to address common challenges, and knowledge-sharing opportunities. The conference will be a great combination of experts from all over the world to share their views through case studies, keynote presentations, and interactive panel discussions. It will equip participants with the appropriate strategies to perform proactively in order to stay on top of their business.

Listen to the top leading companies sharing their challenges and management strategies and then connect with the industry’s ndustry giants and exchange your experience.

Join our European Internal Audit Forum  to unfold solutions to the challenges you have!

We look forward to seeing you.

On behalf of GLC,

Aletta Lemak

Key Takeaways

What participants say about our events:

“Very energizing event, a lot of information & interesting topics for different industries, in different sizes & locations. Very well done!”
All was very nice & well-prepared
Very high level of presentations, extremely informative and useful!

For detailed program download the agenda

Download detailed Agenda - European Internal Audit Summit 2020

Event schedule

Track A

Day one

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Best practices in the Audit Committees

  • 09:40 Co-presentation: Measuring Internal
    Audit Performance and Impact

  • 10:20 Short Recess

  • 10:50 How to improve your internal audits
    with data analytics

  • 11:30 The impact of Data Science in the
    traditional audit approach

  • 12:10 Lunch Break

  • 13:30 Cyber vulnerability management and the importance of strong incident response

  • 14:10 Cybercrime / mitigating activities at

  • 14:50 Tea & Coffee Break


  • 16:10 The Final Internal Audit Report

  • 16:50 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 16:55 End of Day 1

Day two

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Internal Audits of Agile Projects – how
    to approach audits for agile projects

  • 09:40 Risk based internal auditing in practice

  • 10:20 Short Recess

  • 10:50 Building the audit skills for the future

  • 11:30 “Audit the Audit” – a booster to your
    Internal Audit Function

  • 12:10 Lunch Break

  • 13:10 Managing Third Party Risks through
    Internal Audit

  • 13:50 Internal Audit in Fintech companies –
    Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

  • 14:30 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 14:35 End of Day 2

Track B

Day one

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Principles vs. Rules Based Audit

  • 09:40 The importance of effective branding
    and marketing of the internal audit
    department internally and externally

  • 10:20 Short Recess

  • 10:50 Creation of an Audit Universe and its

  • 11:30 Co-presentation: Building Data Analytics

  • 12:10 Lunch Break


  • 14:10 Maintaining a leading edge capability in
    an ambitious Bank – Analytics
    surrounding Compliance Risks

  • 14:50 Tea & Coffee Break

  • 15:30 Auditing Cybersecurity – no silver bullet

  • 16:10 New and emerging cybersecurity threats
    and how they affect the entire

  • 16:50 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 16:55 End of Day 1

Day two

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Building the Audit Skills for the Future


  • 10:20 Short Recess

  • 10:50 Practical experience with agile auditing
    while staying in compliance with the IPPF

  • 11:30 Practical Examples of Implementing
    Agility in Audit Teams

  • 12:10 Understanding culture; a practical guide
    to determining behavioural risk

  • 12:50 Lunch Break

  • 13:50 Improving internal audit efficiency and
    productivity: the Deutsche Bank experience

  • 14:30 Effective quality assurance and
    improvement programmes for internal

  • 15:10 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:15 End of Day 2

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Track A

Marta Luaces Calpe
Marta Luaces CalpeHead of Audit of AXA International and New Markets
Giorgio Casana
Giorgio Casana Vice President Internal Audit
Javier Chavarria
Javier Chavarria Head of Internal Audit and Advisory Services
International Atomic Energy Agency
Carles Soriano Aicart
Carles Soriano Aicart Head of Internal Audit
Hernan Huwyler
Hernan Huwyler Head of Due Diligence and 3rd Party Compliance
Danske Bank
Madalina Manoiu
Madalina Manoiu Global Internal Audit Manager
Emmanuel Pascal
Emmanuel Pascal Director, Internal Audit, Europe
Edgardo Alifano
Edgardo Alifano Chief Audit Executive
United States of America
Gerald Wittenzellner
Gerald WittenzellnerHead of Internal Audit - Methods, Reporting & Quality Assurance
Schaeffler AG
Mathilde Guibert
Mathilde GuibertManager Audit Corporate
Holger Kremmling
Holger Kremmling Head Assurance, Risk & Internal Control
ABB Ltd.
Ulrich Weber
Ulrich WeberHead of Internal Audit
Mondi Group
Andrea Marciandi
Andrea Marciandi Chief Audit Executive
Andrea Monti
Andrea Monti Senior Director Internal Audit
PayPal Europe
Dr. Robert Zergenyi
Dr. Robert Zergenyi Head of IT Audit - IT Audit Director
Zurich Insurance

Track B

Virpi Vuorinen
Virpi VuorinenHead of Operations in Group Internal Audit
Ian Taylor
Ian TaylorChief Auditor, Behavioural Risk
NatWest Group
United Kingdom
Monique Garsoux
Monique GarsouxHead of Audit Office Brussels
Belfius Bank
Fabio Lupo
Fabio LupoDeputy Head of Analysis and Planning Division of Internal Audit Directorate
Banca d’Italia
Ian Hersey
Ian HerseyHead of Professional Practices, Group Internal Audit
Lloyds Banking Group
United Kingdom
Tobias Zorde
Tobias Zorde First Vice President, Internal Audit
Steve Sanders
Steve Sanders Head of Audit UK
Bank of Ireland
United Kingdom
Patrick Grenham
Patrick Grenham Group Internal Audit Manager
Bank of Ireland
Max Ng
Max Ng Global Head of Group Audit
Deutsche Bank AG
Wael Abdelmalek
Wael AbdelmalekHead of Audit, Data Analytics
Credit Suisse
Matthew Burrows
Matthew BurrowsHead of Audit, Compliance
Credit Suisse
Cesar Souza
Cesar SouzaGroup Audit Chief Operating Officer
Zurich Insurance Group
Gaute Brynildsen
Gaute Brynildsen Chief Audit Executive
Gjensidige Forsikring ASA
István Ragó
István Ragó Chief Security Officer Head of Security Management
Erste Bank
Sami Elleuch
Sami Elleuch Deputy Head of Division - Senior Internal Auditor
European Investment Bank
Yves Decoster
Yves DecosterHead of Division Internal Audit
European Investment Bank

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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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