Blog: Congratulations South Africa! Jenitha John Is a Great Choice for IRBA CEO
In his blog, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, shares his personal reflections and insights on the internal audit profession. Here’s an excerpt from his latest post:
In more than 11 years as the CEO of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors, I have come to have great respect and admiration for the governance institutions of South Africa. Organizations such as the prestigious King Committee on Corporate Governance and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) stand as shining examples that inspire countries around the world. So, I was truly delighted when IRBA’s board of directors recently named Jenitha John as the regulator’s next CEO. It seemed only natural that Jenitha, one of the most widely known and respected auditors in the world, would be selected for this important role.
In addition to being a Certified Internal Auditor, a Chartered Accountant, and a Chartered Director, Jenitha is senior vice chairman of the board of the Global IIA. She was elected to her role by Global IIA members following an extensive nomination process overseen by its Global Board of Directors. In July, she stands to become IIA Global’s chairman of the board, leading the professional body of more than 200,000 internal auditors in more than 190 countries around the world. She would be the first woman of color to lead The IIA globally in its almost 80-year history. Frankly, the IRBA board couldn’t have found anyone more qualified to take the helm of its organization on June 1.