Press Release


 Jose Angel Pena Ibarra of Alintec Reelected International Vice President of ISACA 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (7 June 2010)—Jose Angel Pena Ibarra, CGEIT, partner of Alintec, Mexico, was reelected international vice president of ISACA—a nonprofit association serving more than 86,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 160 countries—at its International Conference in Cancun, Mexico, today.

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, pronounced see-risk) designations. Additionally, ISACA publishes COBIT—the internationally accepted framework for IT governance best practices, Val IT: Based on COBIT—a tool set for unlocking the value of IT and managing IT-enabled business change, and Risk IT: Based on COBIT—comprehensive guidance for managing business risks associated with IT initiatives.

“Jose’s expert leadership continues to be a valuable asset for ISACA,” said Emil D’Angelo, CISA, CISM, international president of ISACA. “He is a visionary who has contributed to ISACA’s strength and accomplishments. I look forward to his future contributions to ISACA as we initiate new activities for members and other constituents.”

In his position at Alintec, Pena Ibarra provides international consulting and training services for IT audit, control and security in Latin America and Spain. He has more than 25 years of professional experience, including having been a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was in charge of consulting services to the information and communications sector in Mexico. He has been a professor at several universities in Monterrey, Mexico, and is a regular conference speaker.

Pena Ibarra also is a member of the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) Board of Trustees and serves on ISACA’s Knowledge Board, Latin America Task Force, Web Site Implementation Task Force and GRA Regional Subcommittee Region 2. Additionally, he served as president of the ISACA Monterrey Chapter in 1992, 2004 and 2005, and has been a member of conference program committees for ISACA.

“I have no doubt ISACA is the global organization leader in IT audit, security and governance,” said Pena Ibarra. “I am honored to be reelected to help lead ISACA in their mission to help IT professionals and I encourage my colleagues from all over the world to become part of this successful global community.”

In addition to Pena Ibarra, seven other IT professionals were elected to ISACA and ITGI leadership positions. Emil D’Angelo, CISA, CISM, senior vice president of corporate data security, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, NJ, USA, was reelected international president. Reelected as vice presidents were Robert Stroud, CGEIT, CA Technologies, New York, USA; Ria Lucas, CISA, CGEIT, manager, Investment Management Group of Telstra Corporation Ltd., Australia; Rolf von Roessing, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, partner, Advisory Practice of KPMG Germany; and Kenneth L. Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired), Ernst & Young, IL, USA. Newly elected vice presidents were Christos Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, head of information security, INTRALOT S.A, Greece; and Hitoshi Ota, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CIA, GSEC (GIAC), senior manager, Mizuho Corporate Bank Limited, Tokyo, Japan.

Three directors were reappointed to ISACA’s board: Greg Grocholski, CISA, senior finance director, Dow Chemical Co., MI, USA; Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA, associate director-general, Department of Communities in Queensland, Australia; and Howard Nicholson, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, business analyst, City of Salisbury, Australia. Jeff Spivey, CPP, PSP, director, Security Risk Management, NC, USA, was reappointed trustee for the IT Governance Institute (ITGI).

Photos and biographies of all board members are available at

About ISACA®

With more than 86,000 constituents in more than 160 countries, ISACA® ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the ISACA® Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards. It also administers the globally respected 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.

ISACA offers the Business Model for Information Security (BMIS) and the IT Assurance Framework (ITAF). It also developed and maintains the COBIT®, Val IT™ and Risk IT frameworks, which help IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance responsibilities and deliver value to the business.

Media Contacts:

Kristen Kessinger, +1.847.660.5512,
Deborah Vohasek, +1.847.660.5566,
Joanne Duffer, +1.847.660.5564,

3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 1010
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008