The newly elected Institute of Internal Auditors (Malawi) president has encouraged members of the profession to be aggressive and take up positions in the boardroom.
The new IIA president Andy Lazurus Chitete, speaking in his acceptance speech after the institute’s annual general meeting (AGM) held on Friday in Mangochi, encouraged external auditors not to focus on operational only and leave out strategic issues.
“As a professional body, we shall try our best to network, engage and interact with the leadership of organisations to draw the organisation closer to the profession for you to be recognised. We will continue to make the institute relevant to all stakeholders and attractive to internal auditors in the country. We will increase our voice on issues of national interest affecting corporate governance, risk management and control,” said Chitete.
The IIA AGM resolved that the retiring president, Kingsley Mulewa should assume the position of Immediate Past President (IPP), a position whose duty is advisory.
The AGM also resolved that Paul Nyirenda should assume the position of vice- president.
Norton Lewanika should take up the position of general secretary while Uchizi Nkhata assumed the position of treasurer general.