| 08 July 2012
London: Ramsés Gallego, CISM, CGEIT, CCSK, CISSP, SCPM, Six Sigma Black Belt, security strategist and evangelist at Quest Software, was installed as international vice president of ISACA—a global association serving 100,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 180 countries—at its World Congress: INSIGHTS 2012 conference in San Francisco, CA, USA.
Founded in 1969, ISACA develops international standards for information systems auditing and control; provides education and training; and administers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. Additionally, ISACA developed COBIT, the internationally accepted framework for governance and management of enterprise IT. The latest version, COBIT 5, was released in April.
“Ramsés is a valuable, results-driven contributor to ISACA, who has been involved with everything from ISACA’s certification program and conferences, to research and chapter leadership,” said Greg Grocholski, CISA, chief audit executive at The Dow Chemical Company, who was elected international president of ISACA. “It will be a pleasure to work with him on ISACA’s board.”
Gallego has more than 15 years of security experience with expertise in the risk management and governance areas. He is a member of ISACA’s Guidance and Practices Committee and has served on the CISM and CGEIT Certification Committees. He is the author of ISACA white papers on geolocation, virtualization and sustainability, and is research director for the ISACA Barcelona Chapter. He also served on the planning committee of the inaugural ISACA World Congress: INSIGHTS and chaired the planning committee for ISACA’s Information Security and Risk Management Conference in Europe. He is an internationally recognized public speaker on topics including cloud computing, risk management and access governance.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to represent more than 100,000 professionals around the globe and take ISACA to the next level,” said Gallego. “I take pride in the knowledge created by the association and welcome the task of ensuring the delivery of insightful, relevant and educational information to our growing constituency in 180 countries.”
In addition to Grocholski and Gallego, nine other IT professionals were named to ISACA leadership positions for the 2012-2013 term. Elected as international vice presidents were Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), CISSP, information risk manager at Morgan Stanley (UK); Juan Luis Carselle, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, head of IT infrastructure at Walmart de Mexico y Centro America (Mexico); Christos Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, CRISC, head of information security for INTRALOT S.A. (Greece); Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA, associate director-general of the Department of Communities in the Queensland Government (Australia); Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP, director of Security Risk Management Inc. (SRM) (USA); and Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSPchief audit executive at Smals (Belgium).
Three directors were appointed to ISACA’s board: John Ho Chi, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CBCP, partner in IT Risk and Assurance at Ernst & Young Singapore (Singapore); Krysten M. McCabe, CISA, senior manager in the Assurance and Advisory Management Program at The Home Depot (USA); and Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, MACS CP, director of information security at RSM Bird Cameron (Australia).
Photos and biographies of all board members are available at www.isaca.org/board.
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