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UAE Internal Audit Association appoints a new Chief Executive Officer

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, December 27 - 2012 @ 15:15

Mr. Rafiq joined the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA-Global) in 2010 as the Director of Institute Relations and Development, the business unit responsible for the growth and development of new and existing affiliated institutes. He is also the designated staff liaison to the Institute Relations Committee (IRC), and acts as an advocate on behalf of affiliated Institutes at the IIA’s HQ level.

Mr. Rafiq provides competent and targeted mentoring to institutes leaders, staff and volunteers, and works closely with the Vice Presidents of Institute Relations and Global Development on expanding existing partnership through targeted growth and focused strategic policy.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Abdul Qader Obeid Ali, President, UAE Internal Audit Association, said: “We are very delighted to have Mr. Kevin Rafiq join our executive team. Kevin has been a valuable member in IIA, and his strong background coupled with his extensive relationships in the internal audit profession will provide the Association with the expertise needed to support our growth. Kevin will be tremendous asset to our association and our members.”

Prior to his current role with the IIA, Mr. Rafiq was a principle management consultant with MGIC, and served as a member of the executive leadership teams at both Versatone Communication where he was in charge of business development and strategic growth, and Warsun International Telecommunication Corp where he was in charge of the company’s Africa & Middle East unit.

“I’m excited to join The UAE-IAA team and bring a global prospective to new growth strategies that have been planned by the dedicated members of the board. The UAE-IAA has achieved a number of great milestones and I look forward to continue working with the whole team to achieve even greater results. Our ultimate goal is to build a closer and a more intimate relationship with our members, anticipate and serve their every Internal Audit needs,” said Mr. Kevin Rafiq.

Mr. Rafiq’s professional experience spans the fields of international business, marketing, customer service, leadership training and development, strategic management and partnership development. Mr. Rafiq led the implementation of highly visible projects for NASA, GSA, DoD and DoED.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate, Mr. Rafiq holds a bachelor degree of Science in Business Administration from Strayer University-USA, and an MBA in International Management from the University of Maryland-USA.

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