Risk Advisory participates in the 70th IIAP Annual Convention

The SGV Risk Advisory Services team spearheaded the 70th Institute of Internal Auditors Philippines (IIAP) Annual Convention held last 17-19 October at the Henann Resort Alona Beach in Panglao, Bohol. The team was led by Advisory Partner and IIAP Chairman and President Ian Canlas and Advisory Partner and IIAP Convention Committee Chairman Ryan Chua. They were joined by Senior Director Mayday Cypress and Associate Sherina Solomon of the Programs Committee, Director Laurice Kristel Suaso and Jerome Punzal and Senior Associate Julius Hernandez of the Logistics Committee, and Associate Mark Henry Barroso who hosted the event’s Facebook livestream.

Cybersecurity Services Partner Warren Bituin served as one of the panelists in the discussion about Data Privacy Compliance, while EY LA Partner Scott Porter discussed the Future Trends in Internal Auditing during a plenary session. Senior Adviser Rebecca Sarmenta headed the focus group discussion about auditing Corporate Governance. Former Advisory Services Group Head Winston Chan also discussed Robotics Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. SGV’s Chief Risk Officer, Risk Advisory Services Head & EY’s ASEAN Regional Management Leader Leonardo Matignas, Jr. together with SGV Partner Christiane Say-Mendoza, Managers Pia Pagdanganan, Alene Bantolo and Anna Bobadilla and Senior Associate Louise Tredente were also present during the event.

The IIAP has advocated continuous learning in the internal audit profession through various initiatives, including this annual convention where people from the profession come together in fellowship to advance their learning and knowledge. With the theme “Ignite the LIGHT (Learn, Innovate, Grow, Hone and Transcend),” the event aimed to bring meaningful learning on data privacy, risk management, sustainability and IT in the internal audit profession. Some of today’s hot topics such as fake news, mental health and diversity in the workplace were also discussed. SGV was a platinum sponsor of the event.