The Management Board is in charge of running the ECIIA. That includes implementing the strategy set by the General Assembly and developing policies and programmes to achieve our goals and objectives. It meets at least quarterly.
Thierry is the Chief Audit Executive of a pan European ECB supervised bank active in Private Banking (KBL). He has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit in the financial sector within major European countries and is a Board member of IIA Luxembourg, where he served as Chairman from 2012 to 2016.
He was elected to the ECIIA Management Board in 2015 and became Vice President of ECIIA in 2017. At ECIIA, he is also the Chairman of the Public Affairs Coordination Committee and the Vice Chairs of the Banking and Insurance Committees.
Robert is an Audit Director at K&H Bank and fulfills the role of the Methodology Head at KBC Group Audit. He gained his professional experience in Deloitte, Rabobank, Citibank, KBC Group, and K&H Bank in various audit functions over the past 20 years.
Robert integrates the IIA Hungary Board, and he already served as president of the institute. He is the President of the Internal Audit Workgroup at the Hungarian Banking Association.
IIA UK & Ireland
Paul is chief audit executive at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), based in Vienna. He has 30 years experience of internal auditing, investigations, risk management, and consulting, with organisations across the commercial, public and non-profit sectors in Europe and worldwide.
Paul has been a Council member of the IIA UK & Ireland since 2015, and was its President and Chairman between 2018 and 2020. He was elected to the ECIIA Management Board in 2019.
Manuel de Alzua
Manuel De Alzua has been Head of Internal Audit of Amadeus IT group since 2013. He studied at the ISG business school and has held various roles related to finance, strategy, M&A and internal audit in companies such as Allianz, Havas, AXA, and Amadeus IT Group. He is a board member of IIA Spain.
Kristiina Lagerstedt is the Chief Audit Executive at Kemira. She has served as Vice President, Internal Audit at Sanoma. She was previously Head of Internal Audit at Nokia, where she spent nine years in various roles. Lagerstedt was IIA Finland chair of the Board from 2011 to 2013 and is now a member of its Advocacy Committee She is a member of the Professional Issues Committee at IIA Global. She was elected to the ECIIA Management Board in September 2015.
Jens Motel is Head of Unit Internal Auditing, Risk Management, Controlling Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control at BAFA. He previously served in adminstrative functions at BAFA. Motel is a board member of IIA Germany.
Verra Marmalidou is the President of IIA Greece. She is Internal Audit Director at National Bank of Greece Group. In the past she was head of the Private Banking at National Securities.
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 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.