IIA sees membership exceed 200,000
The Institute of Internal Auditors reported a milestone Monday, with membership numbers now topping 200,000.
The IIA made the announcement at a gathering of its North Ameircan chapter leaders in Orlando, Florida. “The significance of reaching this number is not simply the global reach of the IIA, but rather how our organization supports members’ continuous growth and professional development to do their jobs better and protect and enhance organizational value,” said IIA president and CEO Richard Chambers. “We are seeing tremendous gains with membership now in more than 170 countries and territories in all corners of the world, from Southeast Asia and Europe to Africa and North America.”
Much of the growth in the past year happened in Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Kenya and France.
Chambers noted that the Certified Internal Auditor program is also at record levels, topping 150,000 members in 2018 and now totaling 160,000 worldwide. Along with membership growth, the IIA has seen a global surge in corporate recognition and adoption of internal auditing as a key component of risk management and effective internal control.
“Our geographic penetration and diversity, combined with our technological advancement and state-of-the-art practices, have resulted in an expanded global awareness of how essential professional internal auditing is in both private and public sectors,” said IIA global chairman Naohiro Mouri.