Press Release

 

 Alexander Zapata Lenis of Mexico Appointed International Director of ISACA 

ISACA’s New 2014-2015 Board of Directors Will Focus on Emerging Business and Technology Issues.

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (13 June 2014)—ISACA, a global association serving 115,000 information systems (IS) governance, assurance, risk and security professionals in 180 countries, installed its 2014-2015 Board of Directors today. Alexander Zapata Lenis, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT Certified Assessor, COBIT 5 Implementation, PMP, ISO 22301 Lead Implementer, ITIL, ISO 27001 Foundations, an IT consultant for enterprises in Latin America, was appointed international director of the organization.

Now in its 45th year, ISACA develops international standards, frameworks and guidance to help enterprises optimize the value of their information and systems and ensure that technology is fully integrated with the business. ISACA established 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, and recently announced a new cybersecurity certificate and practitioner certification.

These new credentials are part of ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a comprehensive program to help enterprises address the global cybersecurity skills shortage and help individuals develop their careers. CSX fills a need for a central source where security professionals and their enterprises can find research and guidance, career resources, credentials, education and training, mentoring, and community. ISACA is also the creator of COBIT, the internationally accepted business framework that enables companies to better manage and govern their information and technology.

““Being a member of ISACA for more than twelve years has been the most exciting professional and personal experience for me,” said Zapata Lenis. “I am very happy to help the association achieve its strategy and improve the profession, and I encourage other volunteers to participate in this effort.”

Zapata Lenis has more than 19 years of IT governance, assurance and risk management experience throughout Latin America in companies such as Grupo Cynthus Mexico and KPMG Colombia. He has served on ISACA’s Nominating Committee, Leadership Development Committee, Education and Dissemination Committee, and the Conference and Education Board. He also has served as secretary of the ISACA Mexico City Chapter and has chaired the task force of the International Conference in Cancun in 2010, and was member of the task force of several Latin America Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) conferences.

“Alexander’s work on behalf of ISACA in Latin America is a testament to his dedication to the profession and his fellow members,” said Robert E Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, vice president of strategy and innovation at CA Technologies (USA), who was installed as international president of ISACA today. “His work with our growing membership will be an asset to ISACA’s board, and I look forward to his contributions to the association’s success.”

Ten business and IT leaders were selected to serve on the 2014-2015 ISACA Board of Directors:

  • International President Robert E Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, vice president of strategy and innovation at CA Technologies, USA
  • International Vice President Steven Babb, CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL, technology risk management, compliance and assurance leader at Vodafone, UK
  • International Vice President Garry Barnes, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, MAICD, managing consultant at BAE Systems, Australia
  • International Vice President Rob Clyde, CISM, CEO of Adaptive Computing, USA
  • International Vice President Ramsés Gallego, CISM, CGEIT, CCSK, CISSP, SCPM, Six Sigma Black Belt, security strategist and evangelist at Dell Software, Spain
  • International Vice President Theresa Grafenstine, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIA, CGAP, CGMA, CPA, inspector general of the US House of Representatives, USA
  • International Vice President Vittal Raj, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CFE, CIA, CISSP, FCA, partner of M/s. Kumar & Raj and director at Pristine Consulting Private Limited, India
  • Director Debbie Lew, CISA, CRISC, executive director within Ernst & Young LLP Advisory practice, USA
  • Director Frank Yam, CISA, CCP, CFE, CFSA, CIA, FFA, FHKCS, FHKIoD, FHKITJC, CEO of Focus Strategic Group Inc., Hong Kong
  • Director Alexander Zapata Lenis, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT Certified Assessor, COBIT 5 Implementation, PMP, ISO 22301 Lead Implementer, ITIL, ISO 27001, IT consultant in Latin America, Mexico

Photos and biographies of all board members are available at www.isaca.org/board.

 

About ISACA

With more than 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus, a comprehensive set of resources for cybersecurity professionals, and COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through 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) credentials. The association has more than 200 chapters worldwide.

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