The Banking Committee aims to be the consolidated voice for the profession of internal auditing in the Banking Sector in Europe and a respected partner for the European regulatory bodies. They represent and develop the internal audit profession and good corporate governance by providing feedback from auditing practice in European banks.
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The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) is the European Union’s (EU) strategic approach to managing…
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Sustainability information is key to empowering investors to make informed decisions on their investments. This…
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We hosted a webinar on the 18th of July, from 15:00 to 16:00 (CET), to…
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The European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA – the ESAs) launched a public consultation…
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Within the last few years, the EU has issued many new regulations and guidance on…
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Andrea Bracht heads up the Internal Audit department of Commerzbank AG on Executive level.
Until she took over her role in October 2015 she was in charge of overseeing all audit activities related to Commerzbank AG’s investment banking business globally.
Being a trained bank officer with a degree in business administration (Universities of Passau, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and Budapest), Andrea started her career in Dresdner Bank where she worked in Group Audit’s Investment banking audit division. In 2007 she became Chief Operating Officer of Group Treasury being responsible for the management of the function’s operational business for more than five years. Andrea is member of the executive board of the DIIR – Deutsches Institut für Interne Revision (German IIA).
John Bendermacher is a former member of the IIA Global Board of Directors (2015-2019 and Executive Committee (2018/2019), and the Global Advocacy Committee (2016/2018). He also was a member and Chairman of the IIA Netherlands Board (2012/2018).
John is Chief Audit Executive of Euroclear group (based in Brussels, Belgium) and has a long career in Internal Audit and in the IIA.
IIA UK & Ireland// Vice-Chair
Group Chief Internal Auditor, Bank of Ireland.
IIA UK & Ireland
Jonathan is currently Managing Director, Chief Internal Auditor for Barclays Europe having worked as a Chief Auditor for the last 12 years across a number of large international banks, including 8 years within the NatWest Banking group prior to joining Barclays Bank.
Jonathan is a career internal auditor of 25 years after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and has worked across many different countries, including North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (BSc) from Queens University Belfast and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Manchester Business School. He is also a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Rafael Lorenzo Lopez
Maria Rontogianni has over 25 years of professional experience in senior and executive management positions in both the financial services and the telecommunications industries. Over the course of her career she has successfully met the challenges and embraced the opportunities of working in both the US and European markets. Her expertise is in internal auditing and has held several roles including that of regulator, consultant and internal auditor. She is a talented communicator, an accomplished public speaker, coach and motivator. Maria’s ability to design strategies and execute them has distinguished her as an effective leader across cultures and industries.
Willem-Jan worked for more then 10 years as an external auditor with PwC, of which he spent 2 years in London in the Banking and Capital Markets unit.
He joined ING’s Corporate Audit Services (CAS) department in 2007. First as a Senior Audit Manager within CAS Wholesale Banking, where he was globally responsible for audits on Financial Markets. In 2009, Willem-Jan headed the Audit department of Wholesale Americas in New York. Starting 2011, Willem-Jan became Chief Auditor Global Functions in which he covered the audits on Finance and the broad aspects of Risk Management as well as Financial Markets and Payments. In May 2014, he became the Global Audit Division Head for Wholesale Banking and was appointed as ING’s Group Head of Audit in December 2019.
Willem-Jan holds a bachelor degree in Business Economics, a master degree in Information Management and is a chartered accountant (Dutch RA qualification). In addition, he is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Risk Management Auditor (CRMA).
Alexandre Maymat was appointed Head of the Inspection and Audit division in July 2023. Alexandre Maymat began his career in the French Ministry ofthe Economy and Finance in 1992, and then worked at the European Union.
He joined Societe Generale group in 2001 in the General Inspection department, then moved to the French retail banking division heading the Corporate Business Centre of the Regional Directorate of Paris Bourse in 2004, then becoming in 2006 as Regional Head for Franche Comté. In 2009, he became Director and CEO of Société Générale de Banques au Cameroun.
In 2012, Alexandre Maymat was appointed Deputy Head of International Retail Banking before becoming Head of International Retail Banking for Africa, the Mediterranean Basin & Overseas in 2013. Alexandre Maymat was appointed Head of Global Transaction and Payment Services in September 2019. Alexandre Maymat is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the École Nationale de Statistiques et d’Administration Économique.
Francisco is the Chief Audit Executive and Deputy General Manager at Bankinter Group since 2016 and a member of the Council of the Spanish Institute of Internal Auditors since 2019. He has developed most of his professional career at Bankinter, occupying various positions of responsibility. After being Head of the International Division for more than 7 years, in 2006 he became Chief Operating Officer (COO). In 2012 he became Human Resources Director, and in 2016 he was appointed as Chief Audit Executive for the Bankinter Group, including all subsidiaries in Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Ireland.
Francisco has a Bachelor of Law, a Master of “Management of International Trade” degree, a Master of “On-Line business” degree, and has developed some Leadership Programs. He is also a lecturer at different Business Schools, participating in several Master Programs. In addition, is a COSO ERM and Certified Business Controller.
ECIIA Secretary General
Pascale Vandenbussche is ECIIA Secretary General since 2011. She was Director at Accenture for the Finance and Performance Management Product Line.She has more than 15 years experience in financial functions in various industrial companies (Sicpa Group, Diamant Board,..). She started as an External Auditor at KPMG.