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Volume 1, Issue 1

April 18, 2006

IIA Qatar Chapter Inauguration

We had a very successful official inauguration of our Chapter. The press extensively covered the event H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Second Deputy Pre- mier and Minister of Energy and Industry, and the Pa- tron of IIA Qatar Chapter officially inaugurated the IIA Qatar chapter at the Ritz- Carlton Hotel in Doha on Monday night February 21, 2005. H.E. Al- Attiyah stressed that the Internal Audit Profession has a great challenge to help Qatari companies to ensure Good Corporate Governance, advise Boards and Manage- ment on improved Control Systems, emphasize Risk Management, develop Qatari nationals and prevent and detect Fraud. The Ceremony was attended by a great number of high ranking officials, dignitaries and VIP’s from companies, Banks, State Audit Bureau, national and foreign organi- zations, Doha Securities Market, Chamber of Com- merce and Industry , Insurance companies and agents, Managers of the biggest Hotels in Qatar, Businessmen, Internal Auditors working in different sectors, Manag-

President William Vaughn, CIA (974) 477-7515 wvaughn@qapco.com.qa

Seminar & Conferences Assad Kanaan (974) 440-7878 assaad.kanaan @qatarbank.com

Vice President Oliver W. Nordal, CIA (974) 473-8409 olivern@rasgas.com.qa

Web Admin & Newsletter Charles Reis, CIA (974) 476-0723 charles@qasco.com.qa

Treasurer Peter Obino (974) 449-6000 pobino @qatarairways.com.qa

Government Relations Hammour, Majdi El Fatih Awouda (974) 473-6635 melfatih@qatargas.com.qa

Secretary Chris Adonis, CIA (974) 477-3429 cadonis@qafac.com.qa

1st Past President Alfy Zidan, CIA alfy.zidan@gmail,com

Board of Governors

Membership & Admissions

  • S.

    Rajeswar, CIA

    • (974)



CIA Program & Education please contact the Chapter's President wvaughn@qapco.com.qa

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ers and Directors from QP and subsidiaries as well as foreign joint ventures and shareholders working in the field of oil and gas in Qatar. The theme of the inaugu- ration was Qatar is Serious about Business Ethics & Corporate Governance. Thomas Warga, now Chair- man of the Board of the IIA, made a presentation about the role of IIA, its benefits and services and the role of audit committee in the Corporate Governance and Internal Auditing. Several IIA Qatar Chapter board members met with the President and Vice President of SAB and reviewed issues that have mutual benefits for both the Chapter and SAB. Training sessions in particular were explored and arrangements are being done through our IIA Inc. Headquarters. Details will be posted on our website in due course. Also the same Board members had exten- sive discussions with the Central Bank Internal Audit Management and issues of mutual benefits were dis- cussed.

The Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA) is the only globally accepted certification designation for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their compe- tence and professionalism in the internal audit- ing field. Certified individuals say the designa- tion has many advantages including:

  • Distinguishes you from your peers

  • Carries weight with internal staff and exter-

nal clients

  • Demonstrates your proficiency

mitment to professionalism



  • Gives you personal satisfaction of achieve-

ment Lays a foundation for continued provement and advancement Examination Centre



The CIA examination is offered twice a year, in May and November with registrations and applications due by May and September re- spectively. The CIA examination is held in Qatar at the following address: The Ramada Hotel P.O. Box 1768 Salwa Road, Doha Qatar Phone +974 4417417

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