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Notice and Invitation to Attend the Annual General Meeting
The Board of Directors of IIA Oman Chapter under the sponsorship of CBFS is pleased to invite all IIA
Oman Active members to attend the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Monday 20th of
March 2023 at 7:00 PM, the meeting will be held at Muscat Hall, CBFS. If the quorum requirement
for holding the General Meeting is not fulfilled, a second Annual General Meeting shall be held
Monday 27th of March 2023 at 10:00 PM, the second meeting will be held via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 869 5529 6986
IIA Oman chapter was established in 2003 and is the only official voice of internal audit in the sultanate. The chapter has over 250 qualified and professional members and operates under the sponsorship of the Colleague of Banking and Financial Studies. IIA Oman’s mission is to promote the internal audit profession and provide learning and development opportunities so its members can remain competent and relevant to their organization. To achieve its mission, IIA Oman provides several services to enhance the knowledge of internal audit practitioners and provides education to personnel who are pursuing the studies related to internal auditing (Certified Internal Auditors) or risk management (Certification in Risk Management Assurance). IIA Oman also conducts frequent CPE sessions about the latest best practices and trends in Internal audits.
Muneer Al Mugairy
Muneer has deep executive experience in internal audit, risk management and corporate governance. Muneer is providing strategic direction to the audit department that also covers other subsidiaries within the OMINVEST group. He is a member of the advisory board at the department of accounting at Sultan Qaboos University. Muneer holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Strathclyde University and is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Information System Auditor.
Damian O’Riordan is the Chief Internal Auditor at Bank Muscat. He is a CIMA qualified accountant with over 25 years audit and compliance experience in Ireland, Oman and internationally. He is a Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), holds a Certificate in International Treasury Management (CITM) and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School after completing their General Management Programme in 2015. He has extensive experience in business development, project management, corporate governance, internal audit, regulatory risk, compliance, fraud prevention and anti-money laundering across various regulated environments.
Abbas Al Lawati , CIA
Abbas Al Lawati is the Head of Internal Audit at OQ8, and a member of the advisory board at the Modern College of Business & Science. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA), and Certified Chief Audit Executive (cCAE) with International, Middle East, GCC, and Local auditing experience for over 16 years in both Private & Government sectors in various industries & sectors such as Banking, Oil & Gas, and Projects. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and holds an MBA from University of Bedfordshire. He has participated as key note speaker in couple of international internal audit events such as Marcus Evans and Corporate World Intelligence, and participated in couple of internal audit audio podcasts programs such as Audit 15 Fun channel.
Rubina is an Assistance Manager with Deloitte. Her expertise lies in the area of Internal Controls, Process Review, IFRS and IAS. She has led multiple internal audit projects across industries in Oman including companies based in Sohar and Muscat. She has also managed the delivery of several policies and procedures manuals for clients including finance, procurement, governance, authority matrix, etc. She has worked for more than 25 unique clients in various industries including Energy Resources, and Industrial, Government and Public Sector, Consumer, Financial Services and Technology, Media & Telecom. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and an FCCA Chartered Accountant, and has gained a varied and rich experience in Consulting, Assurance, Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Farhan Riaz Malik
Chairman Education Committee
Mr. Farhan is a seasoned Internal Audit leader with 20+ years of experience working in Internal Audit, GRC, External Audit and Advisory Services. He is currently working as an Advisor / Strategist to CAE, Omantel. Previously he has worked with Etisalat Group company (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd), for about 15 years, including 10 years as a Group Executive Vice President & GM (Internal Audit). During his professional career, Mr. Farhan was engaged with the IIA, Islamabad Chapter as a VP & Board member (2011-2012) and the Institute of Chartered accountants of Pakistan as a member of the Accounting Standards Committee (2003-5). He is also an active participant in various conferences and seminars as a speaker/ panelist.
Chairman of Advocacy Committee
Ahmed Mahmoud holds Masters in Business Administration and Bachelos in Commerce Accounting. He is a Certified Risk Management Assurance 'CRMA' with a total experience of 20 years mainly in Internal Audit and Finance, currently he is the Group Manager Internal Audit and Control at Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG which is one of the largest construction company in the Sultantae of Oman and the Middle East, with a responsibility of leading the internal audits and investigations.
Waleed Al Abri
Waleed Salim ALAbri, CIA, CRMA, CISA I am currently the Group Chief Internal Auditor of Nama Holding Company SAOC which is responsible for managing key utilities such as electricity, water and wastewater service in Oman. I am MBA holder with accounting degree, I have 22 years of business experience and around 19 of which is professional internal audit experience. I served as IIA Oman Board Vice President during 2021 - 2022. I delivered CIA preparation course in the last few years.
Building Awareness Champions
We are pleased to be a 2023 Building Awareness Champion!
During Internal Audit Awareness Month in May, we shared our passion for internal auditing, promoting the profession through a variety of events and campaigns designed to inform and engage, raise awareness, and help stakeholders understand the value of internal audit in their organizations.
Dear Professional Colleagues
It is my honor to serve on the board with the vision to be a partner for the success of Individuals and Organizations involved in internal audit within Oman.
Our database shows that there are approximately 200 members. Apart from these numbers, I believe that there are still many bright internal audit professionals who still did not join the chapter in the public and private sectors. I encourage you all to advocate for this profession and be the voice of internal audit in Oman.
Being a part of IIA Oman, the members enjoy the lowest IIA membership fees of USD 60 per year. In return, you will be getting the following main benefits:
- Full access to IPPF
- Complimentary online access to publications.
- Free access to educational webinars to enhance your skills and knowledge in internal audit.
- Exclusive members pricing for conferences, seminars, and events.
- Special Discount on IIA bookstore.
I am looking forward to serving all our stakeholders and providing all support to network and learn from each other. Please join our advocacy and education team to shape the future of IIA Oman.
Meeting ID: 851 1463 9625
CIA Classes 2023