The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) held its General Assembly, in a hybrid way (Brussels and remote) on 1 December 2023. ECIIA thanked the three board members leaving: Manuel de Alzua (IIA Spain), ECIIA Treasurer, and Jens Motel (IIA Germany), at the end of their mandate.
Both have contributed to the reinforcement of the ECIIA voice towards the main European Stakeholders.
Leen van der Plas (IIA Netherlands) is also leaving, after one mandate, and has been active in the advocacy of the impact of ESG regulation on internal auditors in banks. During the meeting, we have also welcomed IIA Bosnia and Herzegovina as a new associated member.
The ECIIA Board welcomed three new board members:
- Andrea Bracht (IIA Germany: DIIR), CAE of Commerzbank. She knows ECIIA as she has been Chairing the ECIIA Banking Committee for 3 years. She is a Member of the Board of DIIR
- Astrid Langeveld-Vos (IIA Netherlands), Chief Audit Executive of Achmea and member of the ECIIA Insurance Committee. She was a member of the Board of the IIA Netherlands and is a member of the Insurance and Pension Funds committee within the Institute of Certified Accountants (NBA)
- Agueda de Lara (IIA Spain), Director of Internal Audit and Risk at Globalvia. She is a Board member of IIA Spain.
Three board members were up for renewal and got re-elected: Philippe Mocquard (IIA France), Martta Rajalahti (IIA Finland) and Iveta Reinholde (IIA Latvia).
John Bendermacher (IIA Belgium) remains as President and Massimiliano Turconi (IIA Italy) is still the Vice President. Aristodimos Dimitriadis (IIA Greece) was also elected as ECIIA Treasurer.
John presented the plan for next year and confirmed that ECIIA wants to enhance its advocacy activities towards the European Regulators and Partners while consolidating its support and exchanges with its members and IIA Global.
An Extraordinary General Assembly was also organized on 1 December 2023. The new articles of association adapted to the Belgian Code of Companies and Associations, have been approved by the majority, together with the adjusted internal regulations.
The press release is available here.