Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (7 June 2010)—Christos K. Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, head of information security of INTRALOT S.A., Greece, was elected 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.

“Christos will be a vital addition to ISACA’s board,” said Emil D’Angelo, CISA, CISM, international president of ISACA. “His knowledge and expertise in business and IT will be a valuable asset to ISACA’s strength and accomplishments. I look forward to the additional benefits ISACA will experience from his contributions.”

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 10 years and has authored 65 security-related publications in the field. 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 has served ISACA as chairman of the External Relations Committee and member of the Relations Board, Academic Relations Committee, ISACA Journal Editorial Committee and Business Model for Information Security work group.

“ISACA has demonstrated phenomenal adoptability in an ever-changing international environment, providing the necessary tools to businesses and IT professionals for balancing risk and value in difficult economic times,” said Dimitriadis. “As the first results of ISACA’s new strategy are beginning to show, I am convinced that the future of ISACA will be even brighter. I am excited and honored to be elected and feel great responsibility for contributing to the success of ISACA.”

In addition to Dimitriadis, seven other IT professionals were elected to ISACA 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 José Angel Peña Ibarra, CGEIT, partner, Alintec, Mexico; 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; Robert Stroud, CGEIT, CA Technologies, New York, USA; and Kenneth L. Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired), Ernst & Young, IL, USA. Also newly elected as vice president was 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, 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).

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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.