Dr Rainer Lenz is a seasoned financial and audit executive with over 25 years of international experience in global organizations. He has held CFO-type of roles in the first part of his professional career. Since 2007, Rainer has been working as Chief Audit Executive. He has a PhD in Economics and Management Science from the Louvain School of Management in Belgium. Mr Lenz has published a series of articles about internal auditing in peer-reviewed journals. He has earned several awards for his thought leadership, including the Larry Sawyer Research Foundation Project of the Year Award (2012), the national Award from the German chapter of the IIA (DIIR Förderpreis, 2013), and Audit Innovation Awards from the Audit Research Centre in Germany (2013 and 2017). Mr Lenz is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and a Certified Internal Audit Leader (CIA, QIAL). He has also been named one of the “Top 10 Internal Audit Thought Leaders of the Decade” and “Top 10 Internal Audit Thought Leaders of 2020″ (nominated by the past President and CEO of the global IIA, Richard Chambers).