Benito Ybarra is the 2022–23 Chairman of the Global Board of Directors of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and past chair of The IIA’s North American Board. He joins a long line of successful and dedicated internal audit professionals from around the world who have served in this role.
His theme for his term is “One IIA – Building Trust Together.” The One IIA concept aspires to harness the power of internal audit professionals worldwide and recognize opportunities for collaboration and improvement.
Benito has made a firm commitment to working through geographic, cultural, and industry diversity, ensuring that all of our global members feel connected, understood, and supported — and that no matter their career position, location, or language, we all operate as One IIA.
Benito is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) with more than 25 years of extensive audit, compliance, and investigation experience.
As Chief Audit and Compliance Officer for the Texas Department of Transportation in Austin, TX, he focuses on improving organizational practices, risk management, accountability, and governance through value-driven audits, evaluations, investigations, and advisory services engagements. He also serves as a Texas State Department Representative to the Southwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum.
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