CHRISTOS DIMITRIADIS OF INTRALOT REELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF ISACA
Christos K. Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, head of information security of INTRALOT S.A., Athens, Greece, was reelected international vice president of ISACA—a nonprofit association serving more than 95,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 160 countries—at its World Congress: INSIGHTS 2011 conference in Washington DC, USA, 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) designations. Additionally, ISACA publishes COBIT, the internationally accepted framework for governance of enterprise IT.
Dimitriadis was first elected international vice president of ISACA in 2010. This will be his second term.
“Christos’s knowledge and expertise have been valuable additions to ISACA’s board,” said Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, who was elected international president of ISACA today. “His enthusiasm and professional experience are assets to the association, as it continues to grow and serve its members around the world, and I look forward to his continued contributions this year.”
At INTRALOT S.A., Dimitriadis managesinformation security in more than 50 countries in all continents. He has been working in the area of information security for more than 10 years and has authored more than 70 security-related publications. He has been providing information security services to the International Telecommunication Union, European Commission Directorate Generals, European Ministries and international organizations, as well as business consulting services to entrepreneurial companies.
Dimitriadis is a member of ISACA’s COBIT Security Task Force. He has also served ISACA as chair of the External Relations Committee and member of the Relations Board, Academic Relations Committee, ISACA JournalEditorial Committee and Business Model for Information Security work group.
“During the past term, I had the opportunity to serve the governing body of the association and contribute to its continuous evolution and growth. The most memorable experience was witnessing the passion and efforts of the ISACA community for shaping and advancing the profession,” said Dimitriadis. “I am honored by my reelection and eager to work hard to serve the needs of ISACA constituents during the upcoming term.”
In addition to Dimitriadis, six other IT professionals were elected to ISACA leadership positions today. Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, USA, was elected international president. Elected as international vice presidents were Greg Grocholski, CISA, corporate auditor at The Dow Chemical Company (USA); Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA, associate director-general of the Department of Communities in the Queensland Government (Australia); Niraj Kapasi, CISA, FCA, IT auditor and director for Kapasi Bangad Tech Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (India); Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP, director of Security Risk Management Inc. (SRM) (USA); and Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CSEPS,director of information security at RSM Bird Cameron (Australia).
Two directors were appointed to ISACA’s board: Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), CISSP, information risk managerat a leading investment bank (United Kingdom), and Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, chief audit executive at Smals (Belgium).
Photos and biographies of all board members are available at www.isaca.org/board.
With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA®Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT 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™) designations.
ISACA continually updates COBIT®, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.
INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in more than 53 countries, with approximately 5.400 people and revenues of €1.1 billion for 2010, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.