Vittal Raj Elected International Vice President Of ISACA

ISACA, a global association serving 110,000 IT governance, assurance, risk and security professionals in 180 countries, announced its 2013-2014 Board of Directors. India’s R Vittal Raj, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CFE, CIA, CISSP, FCA, partner of M/s. Kumar & Raj and director at Pristine Consulting Private Limited, was elected International Vice President of ISACA.

Founded in 1969, ISACA develops international standards, frameworks and guidance to help enterprises maximise the value of their information and systems. ISACA administers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. The association also developed and continually updates COBIT, the internationally accepted framework for governance and management of enterprise IT. The latest version, COBIT 5, was released last year.

Over the last 25 years, Raj has directed projects in the areas of IT governance, information security, IT assurance, enterprise risk management and risk-based internal audits. He has served as advisor to boards and senior management on IT governance, cyber law and risk management strategies. An ISACA member for more than 15 years, he is currently a member of ISACA’s India Growth Task Force. He also has served as a member of ISACA’s Knowledge Management and Education Committee and Asia-Pacific CACS Program Development Task Force, and as director of certification and past president of the ISACA Chennai Chapter.

“In the emerging information age, ISACA’s best practices, knowledge and certifications offer significant relevance and value to an increasing number of diverse stakeholder groups across the globe,” said Raj. “I feel immensely honored and humbled to have the opportunity of being part of the journey of this great organisation, and am looking forward to contributing to ISACA’s mission of ensuring that trust and value are derived from information systems.”

In addition to Raj, 10 other business and IT leaders were selected to serve on the 2013-2014 ISACA Board of Directors. Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIAA, appointed Deputy Director-General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services in the Queensland Government (Australia), was elected international president. Elected as international vice presidents were Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, ACA, CA (SA), CISSP, information risk manager at Morgan Stanley (UK); Juan Luis Carselle, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, assistant director of IT at Walmart de Mexico y Centro America (Mexico); Ramsés Gallego, CISM, CGEIT, CCSK, CISSP, SCPM, Six Sigma Black Belt, security strategist and evangelist at Dell Software (Spain); Theresa Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIA, CGAP, CGMA, CPA, inspector general of the US House of Representatives (USA); Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, president of Security Risk Management Inc. (SRM) and strategy advisor for RiskIQ (USA); and Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, ITIL, chief audit executive at Smals vzw (Belgium).

Three directors were appointed to ISACA’s board: Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, head of information security for INTRALOT Group (Greece); Krysten McCabe, CISA, senior manager in the Assurance and Advisory Management Program at The Home Depot; and Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, FACS CP, director of information security and IT assurance at BRM Holdich.

“ISACA’s board of directors includes industry leaders from all over the world who are dedicated advocates for ISACA members and the critical roles they serve in their enterprises,” said ISACA International President Tony Hayes. “I am proud to be a part of this group as we further ISACA’s mission to help our constituents ensure trust in and value from information and technology through effective governance and management.”

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Updated Date: Feb 03, 2017 00:06:18 IST