November 2-3, 2022


0730 - 1630

The 11th Chief Audit Executive Conference

The iconic conference for Chief Audit Executives is finally around the corner! Are you ready to be a part of the prestigious 11th CAE Conference?

A platform where you can build your network, expand your brand and expose yourself to a comprehensive program – “Agility, the New Norm” focused on CAEs global issues impacting the profession. Attending this event will also add 16+ CPEs credits to maintain your IIA professional certifications.

A place where you can interact with 20+ leaders, speakers and practitioners from around the world on pressing topics such as Digitization, AI, Agile Auditing, ESG, Governance and Risks, Fraud and Corruption, Information Security, Transformational Leadership and many others.

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Keynote Speakers

Abdulqader Obaid Ali

Chairman of the Board of UAE IAA

Abdulqader led the Arabization projects of both the Certified Internal Audit Certification (CIA) as well as the “Sawyer’s Guide to Internal Auditing” and COSO. He has successfully chaired the annual UAE-IIA Regional Conferences since 2010.  The Chief Audit Executive Annual Conferences has also been hosted under his able leadership. The 2018 IIA International Conference was held in Dubai, a first in the MENA region with a record-breaking history, gathering 3500+ attendees worldwide with him as the Chair of the conference

Jenitha John

Past (2020-2021) Global Chairman on the Global Board of Directors of the Institute of Internal Auditors

Jenitha John is a seasoned executive with more than 28 years of corporate experience in diverse industries traversing the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. For the past 17 years, she paralleled her executive role by having served as a non-executive director of both public and private sector entities. She has served as the Chief Audit Executive in many major companies in South Africa. She is currently providing independent consulting services globally and was recently appointed to the Global GRI’s Due Process Oversight Committee for Sustainability Standards.

Richard Chambers

Senior Internal Audit Advisor – AuditBoard

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, CRMA, and CFE is founder of The Audit Trail Academy and serves as Senior Internal Audit Advisor for AuditBoard – the leading cloud-based platform transforming how enterprises manage risk. Chambers also serves as a non-executive director on the Board of Directors of SWAP Internal Audit Services in the UK, the overseas Dean of China’s Nanjing Audit University, and on UNICEF’s Audit Advisory Committee.

Dr. Fene Osakwe

Advisory Board Member and Technology Professional

Fene Osakwe is an award winning Technology professional, writer and Forbes published author. His core competence is in Cyber security, IT Governance, IT Strategy, Risk Management, and Sarbanes–Oxley implementations. Fene has consulted for several Financial Institutions, Telecoms and FinTech companies, state governments and some Universities in these areas, holding over 10 internationally recognized professional IT Certifications.

Karem Obeid

Chief Audit Executive, ARC and Board Member, Seasoned Professional and Speaker

Karem has more than 28 years of management and internal audit experience in various industries that enabled him to assume internal audit executive leadership roles in several leading companies in the Middle East region. He also assumed various board member and audit committee roles for several large organizations.

Karem holds an MBA degree with emphasis in Industrial and Manufacturing Leadership.  His earlier education includes a Bachelor in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut. Also, Mr. Obeid attained several related professional certifications like CIA, CPA, CCSA, CISA and CRMA.

Sultaneh Naeem

CEO & Founder TWIG Consultancy
Mind Training

As a seasoned thought leader, Sultaneh Naeem has excelled in her role as one of the most experienced C-suite level mind trainers, senior quality assessor and team leader, business and executive coach, and
quantum leadership expert.

She has an extensive knowledge and mastery as a mediator for businesses, counsels, and meetings. She has also embarks towards working with people
under personal circumstances and business
concerns, which includes but is not limited to family and business affairs.

She is also a certified practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) as well as a facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Keirsey Temperament, and the DiSC dimension of behavior.

Tony Douglas

Group Chief Executive Officer

Etihad Aviation Group

Tony Douglas was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group in September 2017 and joins the business on 1 January 2018.

He has nearly 20 years of international leadership experience in transportation, infrastructure, and government sectors. He joins Etihad Aviation Group from the UK’s Ministry of Defence, where he served as CEO of the Defence Equipment and Support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces, managing a budget of US $20 billion a year.

Fadi Sidani

Group Chief Internal Audit Officer


Fadi Sidani is the Group Chief Internal Audit Officer at Beeah. Prior to establishing Governance Dynamics in 2018, Fadi founded and was the managing partner of the Risk Advisory Practice for Deloitte, Middle East. Fadi also set up the Risk Advisory Practice at Arthur Andersen in the UAE before joining Deloitte in 2002. His geographical coverage included the whole Middle East including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait among others. Fadi is also the authorized trainer, through Governance Dynamics, of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Professional (GRCP) certificate. His experience spans over Audit and Consulting providing various fit for purpose solutions, including Financial and Internal Audits, Business Restructuring, Governance including Board Advisory, Risk Management, Compliance, Valuations, Due Diligence among others.

Dabeer Rasul

Partner, Risk


Dabeer is a Partner in the ‘Risk’ practice of PwC Middle East. He has 22 years of experience in internal audit, risk management, compliance, corporate governance and technology risk advisory.

He has been helping clients with their assurance requirements over technology and data. He also been instrumental in driving the digitization and data analytics initiatives within internal audit, risk and compliance.

Dabeer has been member and chair of various Audit Committees as well as served on Investment and Executive Committees.

Ziad Zogheib

Partner, Risk


Ziad Zogheib is a Partner with PwC Middle East and has been with the firm for more than 18 years.

Ziad is currently leading several technology, security and privacy related projects, including information security implementations, IT governance framework designs, data privacy assessments, and IT audits for clients in various industries.

Ziad has also contributed significantly to driving technology assurance and data analytics services to clients and provides training to financial services and other corporate personnel on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards, International Internal Audit Standards, IT Audit and Fraud.

Sunil Edwards

Group Head of Audit – Bank of Sharjah

Vice Chairman of the UAE Bankers Federation (UBF) Audit Committee

Sunil has over 20 years of experience in audit. Currently working as Group Head of Audit and reporting to the Board Audit and Compliance Committee, he is is responsible for providing assurance to the Board and other stakeholders. He leads and manages the audit activity with an efficient team and has demonstrated the ability to deliver quality results within agreed timelines.

Our Speakers

Browse through the profile of our speakers. Read about their accomplishments and other achievements. Click on them for their detailed profiles.

Dr. Ahmed Ebrahim Al Balooshi

Dr. Ahmed Ebrahim Al Balooshi

CEO of Smarteam Consultancy

Michel Fucilli

Michel Fucilli

Ex- Vice Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Board of Directors

Patricia Kordesch

Patricia Kordesch


Indoman Das

Indoman Das

Founder & Managing Director, Beinex

Mohamed Yehia Ahmed

Mohamed Yehia Ahmed

Chief Audit Executive, Banque Misr

Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne

Director and Founder at K10 Vision Limited


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Hotel Accommodation

CONRAD, Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) has partnered with CONRAD, Etihad Towers to get to you the best experience during your stay in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy the hospitality.

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Your Call in allocation code is GIAAC2 for the bookers who prefer to contact the hotel  via telephone.

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I want to take this opportunity to thank the UAE IAA for organising the 10th CAE Conference. The team deserves accolades and praise for a very well managed conference. The sessions were enlightening and very informative and it was really good to be able to meet with colleagues and counterparts from within the industry. We look forward to supporting the endeavours of the UAE IAA. 

Sunil Edwards

Group Head of Internal Audit

 I was a keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Conference of the UAE Internal Auditors Association Conference in Dubai that took place from November 16-18, 2021.  Simply put, it was an exceptionally well run conference with state of the art presentations by speakers from all over the world. The professional staff at the IAA, as well as Chairman Abdulqader Obaid Ali, were the consummate hosts and presented materials that went to the essence of internal auditing in the 21st Century, from the importance of becoming conversant with AI technologies to the reason for pursuing all types of fraud. The information was timely, relevant and expertly delivered.

I would highly recommend attending any conference hosted by the UAE IAA to learn more about the essential role that auditors will continue to play in the ever changing global economy.  If you have an opportunity to attend such a conference or, better yet, to present at one, do not miss your chance!. 

Ben David

District Attorney, New Hanover and Pender Counties

The IIA UAE team has, once again, done a phenomenal effort to showcase a top-class, cutting-edge IIA Conference, despite coming very shortly out of the unprecedented pandemic situation. The choice of topics, contents, interactions, and discussions – all reflect on the IIA UAE’s commitment to embrace the change in the Internal Audit profession with open arms and to guide its members into the next generation of leaders. Thoroughly enjoyed with tremendous learning – time well spent! Thank you IIA UAE . 

Haroon Ahmad

Head Group Internal Audit, Senior Executive Vice President

The event connected the IA leaders in the region and beyond, featuring experienced and visionary speakers, and provided insight and direction on the future of the IA profession. Highly recommended.  

Patricia Kordesch

Conference Delegate (Germany)

Greetings from Ajman Department of Economic Development. We would like to thank UAE IAA on your amazing efforts for putting together 10th Chief Audit Executive Conference. 

Hashem Sultan Abu-Salem

Senior Internal Auditor

 Attending and contributing to the 5th Conference of CAEs organised by the UAE IAA was a privilege and delight. Well planned & diligently executed it provided a unique forum for learning renewal and bringing one self to the state-of-art. A huge experience at value addition. 

Dr. Vinayshil Gautam (Panelist)

Senior Adviser, KPMG & Hon. Dean KPMG Academy

 The conference was well attended and presented an excellent opportunity to network. The agenda on Innovation and Best Practices was innovative on its own. Another successful event and well done.

Deloitte (Exhibitor)

 This was the first time that Cognition had attended an Annual CAE Conference and everything exceeded our expectations. The conference maintained a high standard of professionalism. Exhibitors were perfectly placed for networking opportunities. Cognition would welcome the opportunity to attend any future UAE IAA Conference.

Steve Mullan

Commercial Director, Cognition

Contact Us

For further information about our conference, please email or call +971 (4) 3999799