June 24th, 2021


0800 - 1700

Intercontinental Festival City Hotel

USD 2,740 per organization (5 delegates)

The 1st Benchmarking event in UAE in Internal Audit

Hear speakers from the industry with exhaustive experience and knowledge who will touch upon aspects which you may wish to consider during your engagement planning of those processes.

Enhance your Internal Audit processes in the following areas with questionnaires designed by professional practitioners:

  1. Internal Control Environment
  2. Fraud
  3. IT

The Benchmarking “physical” event on June 24th, 2021 with Experts professionals culminating into a white paper report will surely add to your repertoire. Earn 8 CPEs.

Join us and register your organization now.

Control Environment, Can you Really Audit It?



Auditors have heard of the Control Environment but do they know really know how to audit it. This practical and entertaining session will provide a practical understanding and application of the COSO Framework.

Auditing Control Environment starts with risk assessment and involves planning.


“Auditing Compliance program and related ethical culture”


Key Objectives:

  • Importance of compliance program and related ethical culture
  • Key measurement/effectiveness indicators to audit


Identify common pitfalls and key considerations while auditing ethics and compliance programs and how auditing ethical culture helps in providing overall assurance around effectiveness of anti-fraud controls.

Cybercrime/IT Security

“Reducing the impact of Cybercrime through effective internal audit”


The added value from this benchmark to organizations – Providing a strategy to build effective and measurable controls to prevent or limit the impact of cybercrime  

Key Objectives:

  • Understanding the threat of cybercrime
  • Building an effective cybercrime audit strategy

Keynote Speakers

Abdulqader Obaid Ali

Chairman of the Board of UAE IAA

Abdulqader Obaid Ali is the Chief Executive Officer for Smartworld, He has also been nominated to serve on the IIA’s Global Advocacy Committee and to Chair the Federation of Arab Institutes of Internal Auditors.

Michael Fucilli
Principal Consultant, MAS Audit Service, USA

Michael J. Fucilli (CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CGAP, CFE), is the CAE for a large Public Sector company with Revenues in excess of $15 billion. Mike has over 35 years of internal auditing experience. Mike is also an Adjunct Professor for Pace University.

Aakash Bassi
Partner, Forensic Services, BDO

Aakash is a Partner with BDO UAE, and the Forensic Practice Leader for BDO in UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Aakash has over 15 years of experience across India and USA assisting leading organizations across industries and sectors to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud, misconduct and integrity breakdowns.

Darren Mullins
Forensic Technology & Cybercrime Expert Witness

Darren Mullins, who is a Partner and Head of Forensic Technology for Accuracy in the Middle East, has 16 years of experience in the fields of Digital Forensics, Electronic Discovery, Fraud Analytics, and more recently Cyber Forensics and Incident Response. He has provided confidential expertise to clients operating in the Middle East region for over 10 years and has provided expert testimony in successful litigation and arbitration cases in the DIFC and UK.

Paul Wright
Cybercrime Expert

An extremely accomplished and recognised expert in Cybercrime Investigations, Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Cyber Fraud Risk Assessments. With a public and private sector track record of successfully scoping, developing and delivering on investigative engagements for high profile clients across the globe. Paul has over 20 of years’ experience within law enforcement and more recently within the Big-4, and has joined Accuracy as a special advisor.


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At the outset, we at Dubai Holding IA would like to thank you and your wonderful IAA UAE team for organizing such an exciting full day event. It was a day to meet and connect with fellow audit professionals in the UAE across various industries, both in the private and government sector, in a safe and friendly environment. The event was immensely useful in terms of knowledge sharing, learning, engagement and development. The topics discussed during the event were current and relevant and the sessions conducted by the experienced speakers and group discussions were extremely engaging and beneficial to me and my team. Needless to say, the IA team at Dubai Holding greatly benefited from the event, especially since every event went online for more than 18 months as a result of the pandemic. We look forward to more IAA UAE collaborative events and seminars in future.  

Aldrin Sequeira

Acting Chief Internal Audit Officer

Dubai Holding

It was an honour joining my brothers in the audit profession who represent the leading companies in all sectors in the UAE and under the leadership and management of UAE Internal Auditor Association which is headed by Mr.  Abdulqader Obaid Ali, and by this first normative event held on June 24 in the Emirate of Dubai.

The outcomes of this grandiose event were of great benefit and savings for the audit profession, auditors and corporate management.

This event is an initial and fundamental basis for moving forward, and it addresses for future events, and we thrilled at the fact that the event was well received and similar events are being anticipated for future.

We are very grateful to UAE Internal Auditor Association and to the creative ideas which they always offers and facilities to move forward.  

Khaled Barqawi

Chief Internal Audit Officer