Interview: President UAE IAA

Launch of Arab body for internal audit professionals soon

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, April 17, 2013

ABU DHABI: The huge participation from the regional audit association is a major step towards the launch of the Arab Federation of Internal Audits, which will launch soon with the aim of enhancing the role of governance.
This was stated by Abdelqader Obaid Ali, President UAE Internal Audit Association (UAEIAA) on the sidelines of the 2-day 14th Annual Regional Audit Conference started in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Image
While talking to The Gulf Today, he said that the representation from different associations in the region have been paving the way for the Arab Federation of Internal audit professionals.
“Today we have the representatives from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan, Lebanon, Qatar, Yemen  and even from the regional heads of their association. We have done services like drafting basic constitution, framework and others to launch the Arab Federation of Internal Audits which will be launch soon,” he added.
To a question, he said that the UAE body has the fourth number in the world with the most numbers of certified risk management audit professionals which is about 1700 after the US, China and Canada. “We have a strong base of around 1700 professionals who are members of our UAEIAA with a good proportion of female representation including 195 Emiratis which is quite a reasonable number as compare to local populations,” he added.
For the training and professional skills up-gradation of the members, Obaid Ali pointed that they have two major events being held annually while training workshops are also carried out on regular basis. “Last year we had 22 sessions in which expert speakers from the industry had delivered lectures on various occasions to enhance the professional qualification for the members while monthly meetings also being held to benefit the professionals,” he said.
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~ by jamilkhan on April 17, 2013.

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