Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (20 June 2005)—Everett C. Johnson Jr., CPA, was elected international president of ISACA®® (ISACA®) during the organization’s annual meeting held in Oslo, Norway, on 20 June 2005. ISACA, a worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance, has more than 47,000 members in more than 140 countries.
Johnson, based in Massachusetts, has more than 40 years of experience in IS audit, control and security. He most recently was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he served as the Latin American regional director of the company’s enterprise risk services line and the US national and global leader for the computer assurance services practice.
“Ev brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to ISACA’s international presidency,” said outgoing international president Marios Damianides, CISA, CISM, CPA, CA, partner at Ernst & Young. “He has already proven to be a strong asset to ISACA, and this will only increase. ISACA is enjoying unprecedented growth and has ambitious plans to continue its leadership in information security, audit, control and governance. Ev has just the right blend of experience and expertise to lead the association to the next level.”
Johnson also assumes the role of president of ISACA’s research affiliate, the IT Governance Institute (ITGI). ITGI was established by ISACA in 1998 to help enterprise leaders ensure that IT supports the enterprise’s mission and goals. To accomplish this, ITGI conducts and publishes original research, most notably the internationally accepted COBIT framework for IT governance, a key tool for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
“ISACA and ITGI have long been providing best practices, standards and training regarding governance over information technology,” said Johnson. “As everyone from CEOs and boards of directors to home computer users increasingly recognizes the need for better IT control and security, ISACA and ITGI are well positioned to help IT control professionals enhance their value and enterprises optimize the return on their IT investment.”
Named one of the top 100 most influential accountants in America, Johnson served as vice president of ISACA and ITGI from 2002 to 2005. In addition to his participation in ISACA, Johnson has also served on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Assurance Services Executive Committee and currently chairs the AICPA Privacy Task Force. He has served as chairman for the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Information Technology Committee and the AICPA Information Technology Research Subcommittee.
In addition to Johnson, seven other IT professionals were elected to ISACA leadership positions. Re-elected as vice presidents were Abdul Hamid Bin Abdullah, CISA, CPA, deputy director, Auditor General’s Office, Singapore; William C. Boni, CISA, CISM, CPP, vice president and chief information security officer, Motorola Information Protection Services, USA; Howard Nicholson, CISA, business analyst, City of Salisbury, Australia; Bent Poulsen, CISA, CISM, chief IS auditor, VP Securities Services, Denmark; and Frank Yam, CISA, FHKCS, CIA, CFE, CCP, CFSA, FFA, chief executive officer, Focus Strategic Group and Handshake Networking Ltd., Hong Kong. Newly elected vice presidents are Jean-Louis Leignel, partner at MAGE Conseil, France, and Lucio Augusto Molina Focazzio, CISA, an IS auditing and security consultant and professor, Colombia.
With more than 47,000 members in more than 140 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal®, develops international information systems auditing and control standards, and administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®) designation, earned by more than 40,000 professionals since inception, and the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation, a groundbreaking credential earned by 5,200 professionals since its introduction in 2002.
The IT Governance Institute® (ITGI) (www.itgi.org) was established in 1998 to advance international thinking and standards in directing and controlling an enterprise’s information technology. Effective IT governance helps ensure that IT supports business goals, optimizes business investment in IT, and appropriately manages IT-related risks and opportunities. The IT Governance Institute developed the internationally accepted COBIT framework and offers symposia, original research and case studies to assist enterprise leaders and boards of directors in their IT governance responsibilities.
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