2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum - Knowledge Partner Event: Accountability, Actions and Assurance in Fighting Fraud
March 25, 2021
10:00–11:00 a.m. ET
COVID-19 has altered the risk landscape, creating greater susceptibility for fraud, corruption and bribery. Economic hardships have increased temptation, new revenue streams have provided greater opportunity, and remote working has led to weakened controls. Organizations must implement, strengthen, and continuously monitor rigorous anti-bribery programs. A well-endowed internal audit function can provide assurance and advice on the design, implementation, and effectiveness of an organization’s anti-bribery program, while the governing body and management can focus on such things as tone at the top, values, policies, and procedures. This session analyzes the accountability, actions, and assurance required to prevent, reduce, identify, and address fraud, bribery and corruption by deliberating on the governance roles of the governing body, management and internal audit as exemplified by The IIA’s Three Lines Model.
CPE is not offered for this event.
Jenitha John, CIA, QIAL
Chairman of the Global Board, The IIA
Jenitha John is 2020–21 Chair of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors. In this role, John serves as an officer of the Global Board, is chairman of the Supervisory Committee, and presides over the Global Assembly. She has more than 27 years of experience in internal auditing, including as a Chief Audit Executive. Before becoming Chairman of The IIA Global Board, John’s volunteer roles included serving as the Global Board’s Senior Vice Chair (2019–20), as well as serving on the IPPF Relook Task Force, Committee of Research and Education Advisors, Financial Services Guidance Committee, and on the Global Board’s Executive Committee as 2018-19 Vice Chairman-Professional Certifications, and 2017–18 Vice Chairman-Professional Practices. John also led a global task force on the recently updated Three Lines Model (formerly Three Lines of Defense). John paralleled her executive role by having served as a non-executive director of both public- and private-sector entities. A seasoned executive with experience in industries ranging from utilities to telecommunications, agriculture, health care, insurance, automobile, information technology, and financial services, she currently serves as a non-executive director and Audit Committee Chairman of listed company boards in South Africa. Recognized as “South Africa’s Internal Auditor of the Year” in 2014, John is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and has received the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) designation. Other professional credentials include CA(SA), South African Institute of Chartered Accountants; CD(SA), Institute of Directors (Chartered Director); and SEP, Senior Executive Program, Harvard Business School. John received a bachelor’s degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an Honors degree from the University of South Africa, majoring in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing and economics.
David Dominguez, CPA, CIA, CIDA, CFE, CISA, CRMA
Director of Internal Audit, Itafos
David Dominguez has established, directed, and transformed corporate and regional internal audit functions at multinational companies in various industries. He has strategic and on-site experience leading and executing financial, operational and IT assurance and advisory projects in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. David has practical knowledge and practice in areas such as corporate governance, enterprise risk management, fraud risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, and ethics and compliance programs. David has managed and participated in numerous multijurisdictional investigations, data analytics initiatives and a wide variety of international shareholders, joint venture, and vendor contract compliance audits. He has also led training and workshop sessions covering topics including fraud, corruption, internal audit, internal control, financial audit, and ethical business conduct. David serves or has served on various boards and committees at the local and global level for professional and non-profit organizations.
Francis Nicholson, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Vice President of Global Relations, The IIA
Francis Nicholson is the Vice President of Global Relations at The Institute of Internal Auditors in Florida, USA. In this capacity he is responsible for promoting the value of the profession of internal auditing globally to stakeholders in an attempt to change thinking and provoke constructive actions that will foster an environment in which internal auditors can maximize the contribution they make to their organization’s success. He also works to support The IIA’s over 200,000 members and 110 global affiliates in being effective advocates on a local, national, and regional basis. Nicholson joined the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors in London, an affiliate of the global body, in 2007 as the Director of Education. He has over 25 years’ experience in vocational and academic training, education, and professional development as an instructor, curriculum designer, faculty head, assistant principal, and consultant. He moved to Florida in 2013 and has held a number of roles for The IIA in training, certifications, and advocacy.