Dear colleagues in IIAP:
It is my pleasure to welcome you all to 69th Annual Conference of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Philippines which will be held in SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City from October 19 – 21, 2016.
The IIA-P Annual Conference has become a premier conference among the academic, industry and business practitioners of internal audit as it continuously provides every attendee with great opportunities learn, participate, share their knowledge, enrich their professional network and make new collaborations.
This year’s conference theme “Embrace and Lead the Change with Smile” directs our next action as agents of change in this profession with so much dynamism and growth. This year’s conference will be focusing on this mantra and the convention committee and organizers have assembled a terrific slate of speakers and sessions that allow us to joyfully initiate and lead positive changes in our respective organization and in the business community as a whole. It is a particularly exciting time to be involved in this challenge of change and development.
Bacolod will be our host city for this year’s conference. Bacolod is truly beautiful and historical city in the Visayas region that has been preserving its unique and colorful cultural traditions for centuries. But now recently, it was also hailed as a “center of excellence” for information technology and business process management operations.
On behalf of the organizing committee and the IIA-P, we would like to express our warmest welcome to all of you and hope you will enjoy your stay in Bacolod. We hope that the conference and the city will leave you with unforgettable memories and with great SMILES.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in the upcoming conference.
Ma. Filomena Hopilos
Convention Committee Chair
Board of Trustee
Ms. Tomas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Accounting and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of the East. She ranked 2nd place in the CPA Board Examinations. She also completed the academic requirements for Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Ateneo de Manila University. She also finished the Strategic Finance and Control course in IMD Switzerland.
After the CPA Board Examinations, she joined SGV & Co. She then moved to San Miguel Corporation as Financial Analyst and rose from the ranks to become its Senior Vice President & Director of Group Audit until 2007. She joined Splash Corporation in September 2009 as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Head of Investors Relations, and soon after was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer. In 2015, she became the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.
She is presently also a member of the Board of Director of Seaoil Philippines, Barrio Fiesta Manufacturing Corporation, Inc., Prime Global Distribution Corporation, Moondish Corporation, PT Splash Cahaya (Indonesia), Splash H&B Limited (Nigeria), and Splash Global PTE Limited (Singapore).
He serves as First Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of GT Capital. He was appointed to the position on February 2016. Mr. Peckson brings to the company over 40-years of experience in banking. Concurrent to his position, he is a Director of the First Metro ETF Fund, and a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Before joining GT Capital, he served as a Consultant for the Treasury and Investment Banking Group of First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC). Prior to his stint with FMIC, he was the Head of Treasury Marketing of Philippine National Bank (PNB).
Before this, he was also Vice President and General Manager of ABN AMRO Bank NV’s Manila Offshore Branch, a position he held for 10 years. Other previous positions held were: Vice President and Corporate Treasury Advisor of Bank of America – Manila Branch, CEO and Director of Danamon Finance Company (HK) Ltd. (DFCL), Manager for Corporate Banking of Lloyds Bank PLC – Hong Kong Branch, Vice President for Commercial Banking of Lloyds Bank PLC – Manila Offshore Branch, and Branch Banking Head of Far East Bank & Trust Company. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree, Major in Psychology and Minor in Business Administration from the Ateneo De Manila University and earned his Masters Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.
LLOYD ABRIA LUNA, popularly known in social media as #PambansangInspirasyon, is an international motivational speaker, author of nine self-help books, radio and television talk show host, former newspaper and magazine columnist, publisher, and a life mentor. He is an award-winning owner and Chief Enabling Officer of LLOYDLUNA Communications, a leading personal development company in the Philippines that aims to teach and motivate people to succeed through keynote motivational speeches, life skills training, and personal development programs.
A proud Filipino personal development teacher whose life works have been featured in many Asian conventions and conferences, he has inspired more than half a million people from many walks of life who have heard and seen him speak on personal motivation, work inspiration, and business success—from many islands in the Philippines to the wonderful cities of Bangkok, Thailand, Seoul, South Korea, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
His remarkable journey from being a bread seller in his suburb hometown during his early childhood to now a highly celebrated author and resource expert has been the subject profile of major television networks, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites. His nine self-published books, “Is There A Job Waiting For You?”, “The Obvious Reasons for Success,” “Alphabet of Achievement,” “Why Am I Working?”, “Why Good People Fail,” “Believe in Your Self,” “Nurse Your Future,” “The Internet Marketing Handbook,” and “Why Am I In Love With You?”, have garnered rave reviews.
His three-year-old television show, Creative Business on Global News Network, has been instrumental in pushing for his cause to have a deeply inspired Filipino nation through exclusive fun-filled interviews with the country’s inspiring business and community leaders.
Caridad’s (Bing) overall work experience is on internal auditing. She is a Senior Integrity Specialist and Unit Head, Review and Outreach Unit at the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Her task is primarily to assist in the delivery of OAI’s mandate on proactive reviews, specifically project procurement-related reviews to prevent and detect fraud and corruption in ADB-financed, – administered and -supported projects, and to ensure ADB funds are used as intended.
Her career of 30 years in ADB started as national audit staff member at the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), where she conducted and supervised audits of ADB’s operations, as well as financial, accounting and administrative areas; and managed a regional technical assistance for the South Pacific Association of Supreme Audit Institutions; among others.
In 2009, she moved to OAI, where she gained her international staff member status in ADB. She has been conducting proactive reviews of ongoing ADB-financed projects, which took her to about 20 ADB’s developing member countries in South, Southeast, East, and Central Asia, including the Pacific Region.
Bing’s experience on proactive reviews has made her one of OAI’s facilitators for workshops on capacity building and has delivered anticorruption-related and forensic accounting workshops in a number of ADB’s developing member countries.
She was a guest speaker during the Philippines Association of Government Internal Auditors, Inc. First Forum of Heads of Internal Audit Service/Office held at ADB in 2014. She presented ADB’s proactive reviews during the 2014 OLAF Conference in Verona, Italy.
Bing is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Garcia has been with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 17 years; 12 years of which is with the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity or OAI. In OAI, he was exposed to the different functions of the office from complaints assessment, investigations, proactive compliance reviews, due diligence and outreach activities.
Mr. Garcia has 27 years of combined experience in external and internal auditing, budgeting, operations review and systems analysis, financial management and controllership, financial investigation and forensic accounting. His work experiences involved companies in industries such as foundry, metal castings, professional financial services, activated carbon, plastics, prawn farming, coconut charcoal, cut flowers, petroleum, water, freight forwarding, marketing and international development.
Mr. Garcia is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by profession and also holds an MBA and professional designations such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
With over 25 years of broad based experience in financial and systems auditing in the Philippines and Singapore, Gett has been responsible for the continued growth of the Firm’s Risk Assurance Practice since 2007 which provides governance, risk and compliance services to clients. She has delivered a wide variety of audits, from end-to-end process reviews, compliance reviews including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) – and Japanese SOX – related work) and, IT general controls review and third party assurance audits.
As the lead business process and IT controls partner, Gett worked in a variety of small, family-owned to large multinational clients. This has given Gett the extensive knowledge of business, finance and IT risks and controls.
Also led and assisted numerous local internal audit co-sourcing/outsourcing engagements for a producer of consumer products, hospital industry, a major holding company (conglomerate), maritime manpower company, a finance leasing entity and a business process outsourcing company. She serves as the key contact of the Philippines for various global and regional internal audit arrangements.
Juancho has gained over 25 years of combined experience in public accounting, government auditing, internal audit, risk management, corporate finance, strategic planning and fraud forensic audit services. He is currently the Managing Partner & CEO of Chan Robles & Company and ChanRobles Konsult of the ChanRobles Group of Companies. Previously, Juancho was connected with Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A), where he was the Consultant in charge of Business Development and Consulting, Partner and Head of Advisory Services. He also previously occupied the positions of Audit Committee Chairman and Risk Management Partner at P&A.
Earlier in his auditing career, Juancho trained in New York with another firm. Subsequently, he worked abroad, where he received various awards and commendations from U.S. government agencies (including the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation) for his work against white collar crimes and public corruption. He also received a special award as “Outstanding Filipino Professional” from the Philippine Consulate General.
Juancho is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) both in the United States—where he obtained the highest possible rating in auditing of 99% in the 2000 U.S. uniform CPA examinations—and in the Philippines—where he obtained the 11th highest overall rating in the 1984 CPA licensure examinations. Juancho obtained his Masters in Management Degree, with Distinction, from the Asian Institute of Management and his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Honourable Mention, from De La Salle University. He recently graduated from the prestigious Harvard Business School’s Owners-President Managemet Program (2013 – 2015).
Cathy has more than 20 years experience in risk management and internal controls, particularly in financial, process, systems, and project implementation.
She is currently the Chief Audit Executive (CAE), and previously heads the Group Risk Management and was the Sustainability Program Director at Ayala Corporation, one of the biggest, most respected, and most widely diversified conglomerates in the Philippines, with leadership positions and business interests in real estate development, banking and financial services, telecommunications, electronics and information technology, water and wastewater services, business process outsourcing, and other domestic and international operations. She is a member of the audit committees in some of Ayala’s investee companies in the BPO and energy sectors, and at Ayala Automotive Holdings Corporation. Prior to moving to Ayala in 2012, she was VP & CAE for Globe Telecom where she started as an Internal Audit Manager in 1996 and rejoined the company in 2000. In 1998, she joined PricewaterhouseCoopers – Singapore as Manager for Operational and Systems Risk Management. She started her career at SGV & Co in 1991 as a financial auditor and moved to IT audit after completing a Computer Programming and SDLC course at the Institute of Advanced Computer Technology (I/ACT).
Cathy is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors, a professional organization committed to bring the practice of corporate directorship to a much higher level of professionalism consistent with international best practice and global standards. She is also the 2014 Chair of the Board of Trustees and previously a Member of the Board of Directors for The Institute of Internal Auditors – Philippines where she held various positions, and is a local and international guest lecturer and speaker for internal auditing, risk management, and corporate governance.
Cathy is a CPA and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in BS Commerce major in Accounting in 1991.
She has been the Head of Internal Auditor of Unionbank of the Philippines since June 23, 2006 and as its First Vice President since August 1, 2016 and served as Vice President of Unionbank of the Philippines from June 23, 2006 to August 1, 2016. She served as Supervising IS Auditor of Equitable-PCI Bank from 1996 to 2000, Head of System Consultancy Department, Commission on Audit from 1993 to 1996.
She has been a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) since 2005. She has been Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) since 1999 and Masters in Public Management (MPM) since 1996. Shegraduated Magna Cum laude with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting from the University of San Carlos. And obtained a Masters Degree in Public Management from the Development Academy of the Philippines in 1994.
Mr. Dante T. Fuentes has been the Chief Compliance Officer at Security Bank Corporation since January 16, 2014 and also serves as its First Vice President. Mr. Fuentes served as the Chief Compliance Officer of ChinaBank Savings Inc. from March 7, 2012 to June 18, 2013 and also served as its Vice President until June 18, 2013. Mr. Fuentes served as Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of China Banking Corporation from December 15, 2008 to June 18, 2013. He has
He used to work for IBM Daksh, Accenture, Petronas, Fujitsu, Convergys, Toshiba and Robert Bosch as QMS Manager, Operations Director ( South East Asia), Regional General Manager, CEO implement various management systems and best practices across organizational functions.
Kamesh is one of the most sought after consultants and speakers in the region when it comes to areas such as Quality & Productivity Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Information Security, IT Service Management, Sustainability Management, Strategic Business Planning, Innovative Problem Solving and Decision Making (TRIZ, Theory of Constraints, 8D, K-T), Business Process Re-engineering,Value Analysis & Engineering, and Complaints Management.
He was able to manage several projects and programs for Multilateral Agencies such as GIZ, SeQua, European Union, Asia Development Bank, DEG across all South East Asian countries. He managed senior consultants and project managers assisting over 100 MNCs inimplementing best practices. As a Project Manager and Lead Consultant, he was able to led 125 organizations to achieve several ISO Standard Certifications and facilitated trainings on over 50 topics.
Norman is currently the Internal Audit Director of GoodYear Tire & Rubber Company and also served as Operations Director and Controller of the same company for more than a year. He was the Audit Head of Samsung Electronics Philippines prior to this role. Majority of his career was spent in positions of increasing responsibility at Procter & Gamble where he stayed for 10 years. He worked in Internal Audit in different capacities including regional and global roles. He has business experience gained in P&G Asia HQ in Singapore in Credit Risk and Revenue processes for Asia Pacific region as well as project management in leading a strategic simplification project for P&G Asia Trade Fund Management process.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of IIA-P in 2006 and handled the Technical Standards and Research Committee.
His audit experience includes stints in KPMG, Security Bank and Union Bank. He is a BS-Accountancy graduate of De La Salle University.
He passed the Certification in Control Self-Assessment in 2003, placed third in the global CIA examinations in November 2002, and placed 11th in the CPA examinations a year earlier.
Mags is currently the Financial Controls Lead of Shell Business Operations and has over 10 years of combined experience in public accounting, internal audit, risk management services, and financial reporting operations. Majority of his work experiences was gained in a global setting.
After passing the CPA Board Examination, Mags joined Punongbayan & Araullo as auditor where he gained in-depth business knowledge in the retailing, mining, manufacturing, construction and real estate industries. He later joined Procter & Gamble’s Global Internal Audit where he led business consults and business process transformations for clients in different parts of the world. He was also the Manager of P&G’s Global Financial Reporting Operations Team and was relocated to P&G’s head office in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA to lead breakthrough projects. He then returned to Global Internal Audit and led exploratory works and special projects.
Mags was previous member of Board of Trustees and Professional Development Manager of IIA-Philippines.
Evelio “Bing” Leonardia (born 10 July 1952 in Bacolod, Philippines) is a Filipino politician currently serving as Mayor of Bacolod and the chairman of the Nationalist People’s Coalition in the city. He served as the Representative of the Lone District of Bacolod from June 30, 2013 to 2016 for one term, regaining the mayoralty post from rival Monico Puentevella.
Bing Leonardia served as the officer-in-charge of Philippine Commercial International Bank in Bacolod City from 1973 to 1978. After his five-year stint in the private sector, he entered government service as the Provincial Field Coordinator Negros Occidental from 1978 to 1986, before briefly returning to the private sector as General Manager of Prawntech, Inc.
Warren is an Advisory Partner and has been with the SGV & Co. for more than 27 years. He specializes in cyber risk advisory and has handled clients in public and private sectors – banking and capital markets, insurance, media, power and utilities, telecommunication, healthcare retail and IT-enabled businesses. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information System Security Professional, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls, and ISO27001 Lead Auditor.
Warren is a former President and Trustee of the ISACA Manila Chapter
Brigadier General Nicolas D Ojeda Jr (Ret) MIM CIO was the former Deputy Executive Director for Cybersecurity and Operations of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. He now works as a freelance consultant.
He is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy, Strategic Human Resources Course, Advanced Management Program and Master in Information Management. He has more than 28 years in ICT and information security.
He was a Signal Officer for 30 years. He is a Microwave Communications, Digital Telephone and Satellite Systems engineer and commanded the Philippine Army Management Information Center.
He also was the Senior Military Officer of the Philippine Defense Reform, the Head of the AFP Modernization Program Management Office and the head of the AFP Office of the Strategic and Special Studies. He was also the AVP/Head, Information Technology Division, AFP Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. He is a certified Chief Information Officer (CIO) by the US Department of Defense.
Murali Joined CIMB Group in late 2011. He Heads Governance, Risk and Assurance for CIMB Group’s Technology and Operations functions.
He also drives Information Security, CyberSecurity, Resilience, Policy Management Framework and Data Governance for the Group. In this role, Murali defines the Strategy and oversees the implementation of robust operating frameworks for all these areas across the Group’s locations. He also is the proactive link with the regulators to ensure that the changing regulatory regime and the Bank’s direction are in sync.
Murali started his career with a Startup Infotech company in India in 1987 and joined Standard Chartered Bank in India in 1989. In a career spanning 23 years with Standard Chartered, Murali held Senior positions across diverse portfolios such as Technology, Risk, Legal, Compliance and Audit. At the time that he joined CIMB, he was the Group Head for Risk, Legal, Compliance and Assurance for the Global Banking Operations and Technology for Standard Chartered Group.
He is a Director of Analytics Adoption in the Customer Success Organization at ACL Services Ltd. His current role is to oversee the Data Analytics delivery team and manage client portfolios. Prior to the promotion, Alex was a Senior Solution Lead, provide solution architecture recommendations for the Data Analytics products to integrate seamlessly with the GRC platform for Data-Drive GRC solutions, making sure that various systems can work together with ACL’s products. Alex was a Project Manager with ACL, where he managed consulting engagements and ensured the projects were completed on time, on budget and with excellent quality. Before becoming a Project Manager, he was a Senior Implementation Consultant. With over 7 years of experience helping clients configure effective audit solutions and management systems, Alex has developed a profound and in-depth understanding of ACL technologies, best practices and Architectural design solutions for numerous customers.
He has managed over 100 projects and worked on over 200 engagements across many industries, including but not limited to: Banking, Retail, Government, Insurance, Manufacturing, Energy and Education. For the past 5 years, he was a key leader/designer and infrastructure architect in one of the largest engagement project, consists of Accounts Payable, Purchasing Cards, Travel and Entertainment, General Ledger, Property Plant and Equipment and Central Disbursement data analysis.
Erick is a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner and a partner in SGV’s Assurance practice, under the Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services (FIDS). He provides investigation, compliance and dispute services work for a wide variety of clients in different industries. He has a combined working experience of 20 years on fraud investigation, and internal and external auditing in the Philippines and overseas. His specializations are in the areas of forensic audit and investigation. Erick also performs compliance works on U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices (FCPA) Act and business code of conduct for U.S. and multinational companies.
He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Erick graduated cum laude from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, major in Accounting.
Over 10 years as an Investigation Agent with a track record in law enforcement and investigation of criminal, fraud, adminsitrative, and computer-related cases.
Experienced professional with knowledge in banking operations, business development and administration.
Proactive approach in problem solving and analysis reuslted to the successful investigation and prosecution of criminals.
She is a representative of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC) Sub-Committee on Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT); First Philippine National Risk Assessment, United Nation Convention Against Corruption (Money Laundering). A member of the Special Task Force on Bank Fraud Investigation, NBI and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas – Office of Special Investigation (BSP-OSI). She is also a focal person to the Ombudsman Investment Team; a panelist World Bank and Asia Pacific Group Assessment on the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Philippine Regime; and a lecturer of the NBI Academy in Baguio City.
James is currently the Managing Partner of Cafirma, Ong, & Co., CPAs. He also holds other positions from various companies as Manager of Senon Insurance Adjusters & Appraisers, President at Philippine Academy of Technical Studies and JNJ Luckystone Resources Inc. He is a former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and acting as Chief Audit Executive (CAE) of Nutra Tech Biopharma, Inc. (NTBI).
He has a broad knowledge and experiences in the field of external audit, internal audit, management consultancy, and fraud investigations for almost a decade. He is a resource speaker in the Facilitated Review Course and seminars at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Philippines and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA); and conducts lectures in private companies and government sector particularly Commission on Audit (COA).
James was awarded and recipient of the 2010 ACFE Walker Award, garnered the highest score or top placer in the CFE exam globally, and the first Filipino who topped the CFE exam. He is also a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (CFIP), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), a Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA), a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), a Certified Bookkeeper (CB), a Chartered Certified Forensic Accountant (CCFA), a Registered Cost Accountant (RCA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Control Self-Assessment (CSA) Professional. He pursued his CSA Certification as part of his career and professional development.
He currently serves as the Executive Director of Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE). As such, he engages with the private sector to help them integrate Sustainability into the DNA of their Businesses. He represents Philippine Businesses to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and brings back a wealth of knowledge, best practices, and sustainability tools and adapts them into the local setting. He is a WRI certified GHG Trainer and conducts trainings nationwide for the Philippine Government on GHG Inventory for Philippine Industries.
He also assists companies develop Corporate Sustainability Strategy and prepare Sustainability Reports using GRI Reporting Standards. Periodically, he conducts and assist companies implement Cleaner Production (Energy and Materials Efficiency),Clean Fleet Management, Business Climate Resilience, among other programs that enable Businesses to become more sustainable. Among his innovations, is the Industrial Waste Exchange Program (iWEP) which allows companies to trade their wastes online, enabling a closed-loop material cycling. He assists Philippine government in its mandate to regulate Hazardous Waste by developing an online platform for geo-locating hazardous waste treatment facilities and transporters (iHaz), which also makes access to these services by the companies easy and transparent. Before joining PBE, he serves The Law of Nature Foundation as Executive Director, where he developed and implemented ground-level projects such as Experiential Learning Courses at the School of the Seas, where he served also as the training director.
Third Librea is the Head of the Advisory Division. Third is a well-rounded information technology and finance professional with extensive experience in information technology, information technology audit, financial audits, and business consulting.
At P&A Grant Thornton, where he started his career, he worked with the Assurance Division, Business Risk Services Group, and the Corporate Finance Division. Third was the second recipient of P&A Grant Thornton’s prestigious Primus Award for Individual Excellence. Before returning to P&A Grant Thornton in 2009, he held a managerial position with the information technology group of one the world’s largest investment banks.
Jayson Lo is an entrepreneur by heart. He pioneered companies in various industries including direct selling, manufacturing, trading, and the restaurant business. Jayson educates and entertains! He has conducted talks for various groups from all walks of life. His vast experience includes speaking engagements for companies, business conferences, sales rallies, schools, and non-profit organizations, as he endeavors to develop their top asset: PEOPLE. Jayson’s primary aim is for positive life-change and the desire to help others achieve their fullest potential. His presentations are an eclectic of the best from his experience in different industries, extensive research, and study on the subject presented.
Apr 1 - Jun 30
Php 15,000.00 nett
Jul 01 - Aug 31
Php 18,000.00 nett
Sep 01 - Oct 14
Php 21,000.00 nett
Apr 01 - Jun 30
Php 18,000.00 nett
Jul 01 - Aug 31
Php 21,000.00 nett
Sep 01 - Oct 14
Php 24,000.00 nett