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Training Description

In the current regulatory paradigm of the banking industry, Internal Audit should play a leadership role in assisting and ensuring Supervisory and Executive Boards –therefore NED and Executive Directors– that the demanding regulatory landscape that impact banks’ business models, as well as the risk function –notably Risk and Compliance– perform their duties within a robust risk and internal control frameworks, on the top of the responsibilities Internal Audit always had within their scope of activities.

This objective becomes particularly challenging for Internal Audit, as the attention of Boards –both Supervisory and Executive– are very focused on issues resulting from new regulatory challenges in the Risk and Compliance areas, as well capital and liquidity impacting their business model. Additionally, the pressure on costs and the need to increase the headcount in Risk and Compliance functions is restricting the minimum headcount requirements of Internal Audit, the need for more demanding skills of internal auditors in areas that were not of concern in the previous paradigm, being Internal Audit often relegated to a secondary plan.

As the business model of banks develop and the regulatory framework becomes more demanding, it is critical for Internal Audit to achieve perform their duties that their Leaders learn, understand, and include in their audit plans the challenges above, redesign the strategy and tactics of Internal Audit role, develop internal auditors skills to fit the new paradigm and business models, prepare a robust narrative to discuss with boards, and assisting and ensure Supervisory and Executive Boards that the 4 Lines-of-Defence are operating efficiently and effectively.

Special features:

  • Best practices
  • Regulatory insight
  • Case studies
  • Templates and step-by-step guides

Training includes:

  • Specific and exceptional educational insights combining modern theories and practical examples
  • Workshop using advanced international experience and knowledge of high-level expert
  • Special materials and templates for future use by the participants in their work

Training Schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Registration

  • 09:00 Corporate Governance

  • 10:30 Tea, Coffee, Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:00 Coordinate the control function in banks

  • 12:00 4 Lines of Defence – Leveraging Internal Audit

  • 12:30 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:30 RAF – Risk Assessment Framework & Internal Control Framework

  • 15:00 Tea, Coffee, Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:30 The shifting paradigm of Internal Auditors

  • 16:30 Case Study from Harvard Business School

  • 18:00 Close of the first day

Day two

  • 08:30 Recap and Reflections from Day 1

  • 09:00 The impact of Regulation in the Business Model of banks

  • 09:45 The links among Internal Audit, Compliance & Risk

  • 10:30 Tea, Coffee, Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:00 CyberCrime in a financial institution

  • 13:00 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:00 Audit Plan

  • 15:00 Team–Work

  • 16:30 Workshop Summary / Key Challenges
    Feedback, Discussion, Course Evaluation and Q & A

  • 17:00 Close of the second day

Training Program

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Get to know the Expert Trainer

Duarte Pitta Ferraz
Duarte Pitta FerrazProfessor (Finance and Banking) - NOVA – School of Business and Economics & Nottingham Business School | Independent Non-Executive Director- European Investment Bank (Audit Committee)

Prof. Doctor Duarte Pitta Ferraz is a Professor of Finance and Governance at NOVA – School of Business and Economics and at Nottingham Business School, a Statutory Auditor, and an Independent Non-Executive Director at EIB—European Investment Bank (Audit Committee), Infraestruturas de Portugal (Supervisory Board and Audit Committee), Banco BIC Português (Board of Directors, and Audit and Governance Committees), as well as member of the Privatization Committees of TAP—Air Portugal and CTT – Portugal Postal Service. Has published scientific papers at Measuring Business Excellence, Corporate Ownership & Control, and IJBEX – International Journal of Business Excellence about governance issues. Has chaired various audit committees.


Previously was Managing Director (MD) of Banco Comercial Português (20 years) and a member of the Corporate and Investment Banking Committee, as well as member of the Board of Directors (BoD) and of the Executive Committee of the BAFT – Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (Washington, DC). Also member of the BoD and executive committees (Nova Bank ‒ Greece, Bank Europa ‒ Turkey, Banco Millennium Angola, SOFID ‒ Development Bank. Also, MD of Private Banking and a member of the Private Banking and Asset Management Executive Committee, general manager of Corporate and Business Banking, and head of Corporate Investment Banking.


Partner at Dias, Ferraz & Associados, SROC (Deloitte in Portugal – 9 years) and Director of Internal Audit for North America of Philip Morris USA (4 years).

Who should attend?

Members of the Board, Chief Audit Executives, Chief Auditors, Chief Internal Executives, Chief Internal, Auditors, Audit Committee Members, Chief Risk Officers and 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:

  • Internal Audit
  • Audit
  • IT Audit
  • Fraud
  • Risk
  • Investigations
  • AML
  • Money Laundering Reporting
  • Financial Crime
  • Compliance
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Security
  • Corporate Audit
  • Fraud Prevention and Detection
  • Corporate Security
  • Audit Methodologies
  • Audit Processes
  • and many more…

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