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Konferenca IIA - Slovenskega inštituta

7th IIA – Slovenia conference
Ljubljana, 24. - 25. May 2018


7th IIA Slovenia Conference

How to Achieve Better Corporate Governance With Internal Audit Function

Ljubljana, May 24th and 25th 2018
Biotehnical Faculty - Grand Hall, Jamnikarjeva 101, Ljubljana.



Day 1

May 24th 2018


Opening remarks
MSc Polona Pergar Guzaj, IIA – Slovenia


The future of internal audit
Dr Ian Peters MBE, CEO, IIA UK and Ireland*


Corporate governance in Slovenia and the role of internal audit:
External audit, president of management board and supervisory board member as well as audit committe member point of view
Dr Alenka nidarši Kranjc, Prva Group plc.


Coffe and networking break


Compiance with Codes of conduct: is that a solution for good corporate governance?
Msc Irena Prijovi, President of ecoDa


Digital make-up or digital transformation?
Monika Zajc, EPPS, d. o. o.


Lunch break


Inherent and Residual Risk - Stripped to the Bone
Sanja Suman M.Sc, Syllabus, d. o. o.**


How to make ethical decisions: practical dilemas
Peter Brady, ESB Ireland*


How to present value of internal audito to our stakeholders
Paul Boyle, Aviva plc, Public concern at work*


Clossing day 1

Day 2

May 25th 2018


Organization and methodology of work of internal audit in Belgrade city
mag. Milena Milojevi, Belgrade city ***


»Heineken world«
Mirjam Hoevar, Pivovarna Laško Union, d. o. o.


Where management sees good corporate governance benefits?
Msc. Sonja Šmuc, Slovenian Chamber of Commerce


Lunch break


"Where does this ship sail?"
Nenad Novovi, Central bank, Serbia ***


Social Media: Risk, Redemption & Reputation
Nejolla Korris, Interveritas, Canada


Closing day 2

*presentation will be in English
** presentetion will be in Croatian
*** presentation will be in Serbian
The organizer reserves the right to change the program.


Dr Ian Peters MBE, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland

Dr. Ian Peters

Ian has held the position of Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors since June 2009. He was previously Director of External Affairs at the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) from 2001 and before that Deputy Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce. He has also worked for the Confederation of British Industry where he led their work on Small and Medium Enterprises and for international PR agency Burson-Marsteller.

Ian chairs the Independent Monitoring Panel of the UK Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board and has served on a number of government committees.  He holds a BA in Geography from the University of Lancaster and a PhD for research into Small Businesses from the University of Southampton.

In 2015 Ian was awarded an MBE for services to regulatory reform and in recognition of his work as a member of the UK Government's Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC).

The future of internal audit

The world of internal audit is rapidly changing. This change is being driven not only by technological developments, but also by corporate governance failures that are calling the role of internal audit into question. In this context, Dr Ian Peters MBE will talk about a new vision for the internal audit profession, and how the time has come for internal audit to firm up its position as a trusted adviser and strategic partner to the Board.

Irena Prijovi

Mag. Irena Prijovi

Irena Prijovi, MSc, has since 2004 worked as Secretary General of the Slovenian Directors' Association in Ljubljana. Her career is professionally dedicated to Corporate Governance (CG) consultancy, research, drafting of professional standards and codes and educational and certification activities within the association. She is an editor and (co)author of different CG publications and manuals in Slovenia.¸

She is internationally active. In 2009, she became a CG trainer licensed by IFC and the Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF). In 2012, she became temporary World Bank consultant engaged by IFC and GCGF. She is a Chair of ecoDa (European Confederation of Directors' Association) in Brussels since 2017. She has also been a supervisory board member of Petrol, d.d. Ljubljana from May 2010 till April 2017.

Specialties: Corporate Governance; non-executive director; board effectiveness consultant; lecturer, moderator and facilitator on panels and workshops; NGO management; building up CG institutes.

Paul Vincent Boyle

Paul Vincent Boyle
Paul Vincent Boyle was President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK & Ireland) for 2016/7 and is Chairman of the whistleblowing charity, Public Concern at Work.  He retired from Aviva plc, a global systemically important insurer, at the end of May 2017, having been Chief Internal Auditor since 2010 and a member of the Group Executive Committee.  At Aviva he led a significant improvement in the effectiveness of the internal audit function and was co-sponsor of a group-wide initiative to improve the effectiveness of the internal control framework.  He was Chief Operating Officer of the UK Financial Services Authority and Chief Executive of the UK Financial Reporting Council.  In earlier parts of his career he worked for several listed companies in the retail and consumer goods sectors.

His presentation will include:
• Internal auditing is a good thing … and there should be more of it
• If we want there to be "more internal auditing" then we need to convince our key stakeholders that it adds value
• We need a better way of describing how internal audit adds value

Mag. Sanja Suman

Mag. Sanja Suman

Sanja Suman is an experienced internal auditing and risk management professional with over 20 years of middle and senior management positions in 4 banks. Apart from internal audit and risk management, she is experienced in project management, business processes improvements, quality and document management.  She started her career as junior internal auditor in Zagrebacka banka (now part of Unicredito Group), then 7 years later left internal auditing as senior internal auditor to become business process analyst in Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank (now Addico Bank). Later she became project manager, Head of business Processes and Operatioanl Risk Manager and during that period successfully managed and finished several significant projects on the bank level. In 2008 she became Risk Controlling Director in Banka Kovanica and in 2011. returned to the roots – as Head of Internal Audit in Partner Banka. Since 2012. she has been volunteering in IIA Croatian Chapter as Head of Financial Services Section. In 2017. she established Syllabus ltd and provides consulting services and professional education to her clients with a mission "learn-apply-benefit". Sanja has master's degree in Accounting, Auditing and Finance, holds Croatian Certified Internal Auditor certificate, speaks 5 foreign languages (including fair understanding of Slovenian), speaks at conferences, lectures, publishes professional articles and is dedicated to lifelong learning (currently trying to master the game of bridge).

Inherent and Residual Risk - Stripped to the Bone
To put it simply, risk management is mostly about identifying and then assessing inherent risk, implementing appropriate controls and assessing the remaining residual risk. The terms "inherent" and "residual risk" are so familiar to everyone, yet IMHO there is a lack of true understanding of the two, especially inherent risk. The goal of my presentation is to explain both terms based on practical examples so that everyone leaves the presentation with clear picture in their mind.

Peter Brady

Peter Brady

Peter Brady joined ESB in 1977 after graduating from University College Dublin with a degree in mathematics and mathematical physics; ESB is an Irish state owned company operating right across the electricity market: from generation, through transmission and distribution to supply.  His first ten years were spent in the information technology area of ESB; five of which were spent on secondment to the Ministry of Works, Power and Water, in Bahrain implementing a complete Customer Information system covering electricity, water and municipal rates. His next ten years were spent as a training & development specialist in ESB and then as a management consultant to electricity companies in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa culminating in a full year's assignment in Damascus Syria in 1997. Since then he has worked as an audit manager in ESB until retiring in 2017.  He pioneered many developments in internal audit in ESB including ERM, an ISO quality management, rigorous training and development for new auditors, fraud techniques, introducing a confidential helpline, co-sourcing arrangements etc.  He is a qualified CIA. He continues to work as a consultant on short term internal audit assignments.

How to make ethical decisions: practical dilemas

The presentation will review what ethics is all about, the complexity therein and the principles internal auditors are expected to adhere to in following The IIA's Code of Ethics and the rules around them.  Various types of ethical issues that internal auditors face will be discussed based on the presenter's long experience in managing an audit team.  Finally some recommendations are put forward for dealing more effectively with ethical issues.

Mirjam Hoevar

Mirjam Hoevar

Since finishing studies in mathematics working on different positions in breweries Pivovarna Laško and Pivovarna Union. I began my business career in the IT department of Brewery Union. While leading successful implementation of new ERP information system as a project manager I became deeply involved in all operational processes in brewery.

In 2002 I entered the field of finance, two years later as a finance manager carrying out tasks of strategic importance and coordinating the finance department areas.

During financial restructuring of Group Laško besides operational and strategic financial responsibilities my focus and accountability was in financial and operational restructuring and M&A processes.

Successfully finished financial restructuring brought a new owner for breweries and refocused to core beer business. After acquisition responsible for business restructuring, change management and integration processes.
I was invited to chair Adria Alliance, cabinet of Heineken operations in Adria Region.

As a Finance Director since September 2017 responsible for Governance Cycle, Strategy and budgeting agenda, business partnering, Process and Control improvement, Accounting and Reporting, IT and procurement.  

Nenad Novovi: "Kam pluje ta ladja?"

Nenad Novovi

After graduated from Belgrade University 1996, he worked in IT industry. On 2001, he employed with KPMG Serbia in IT Support and IT Audit positions. After KPMG he started to work in the National bank of Serbia, where established IT Audit Division within the Audit Department, and later worked as IT Managing Director, IT Operations Division Director, etc. He is still working with the National bank of Serbia. He holds CISA and CIA certificates. He is enthusiastic with IT and IT Audit and likes good Audit (emphases on word GOOD).

Presentation "Where does this ship sail?"

In the presentation titled "Where does this ship sail?" author will make a short journey through the history of Audit and IT, highlighted a few main general and technological trends, make an interaction of it with the Audit profession and will try to show the perspective of the IT Audit (and Audit). Also, this presentation will face the audience with some ethical dilemmas.

I have one unusual request for the presentation. I would like if you can provide me with a prepaid Slovenian SIM card, attached in a mobile phone that could be hard restarted during the presentation (all data will be deleted). At the beginning of the presentation I will ask participants to send a certain sms message to that number and during presentation I will erase all data on that phone number. Please, do ask Polona about this request. It is no necessary but it could contribute to effective presentation.

Nejolla Korris

Nejolla Korris

Nejolla Korris is CEO of InterVeritas International.  She provides consulting and training services to a variety of clients throughout the world. Her areas of expertise include: linguistic lie detection and interviewing skills, social media risk, social engineering, ethics, online investigations and fraud. 
Miss Korris has taught these methodologies throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America.  Her clients include corporations, government agencies, law enforcement and the military.  Nejolla has provided training to IIA chapters and institutes since 2006. She has spoken at all IIA International conferences from 2007 to 2016 with the exception of the conference in London.  

Nejolla opened her own consultancy firm in 2000.  She is a sought after subject matter expert in the areas of lie detection, social media audits and online investigations.

Nejolla has a BA in Law from Carleton University in Ottawa.  Ms. Korris was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her international work in linguistic lie detection.  She served as the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Lithuania from 2009 to 2015 and was Chair of the Edmonton Consular Corps from 2012 to 2014.   Nejolla's son Taddes plays the double bass with the Charlotte Symphony and she says she is owned by her dachshund Peanut.  Visit her website at

Social Media: Risk, Redemption & Reputation

Social media is a dominant force in today's world of connectedness. Its use is still growing in all parts of the world, and with that, risk is growing exponentially. Within an organization, use of social media by different departments can compromise the reputation of the organization and staff. Changes in internet usage, such as the proliferation of mobile devices and the rising use of social media, have presented new challenges for cyber security.

As long as staff are connected and online, the risk of cyberattacks is imminent. Endless corporate hacks in the past several years are as a result of human vulnerability. Neither of these actions could have been prevented by IT. Learn how internal audit can play a role in mitigating and minimizing risk. 

This session is designed for those responsible for governance and risk management to align strategies to adapt to the changing social media landscape.

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