About the Award


Rebranding the Best Practice Award as the “Leading Practices in Internal Audit Award” the UAE IAA is pleased to annouce the launch of its 4th cycle for 2019.

The award aims to appreciate Internal Audit departments that go the extra mile to implement practices and standards to ensure effective & efficient performances when compared to other organizations.

Through this award the UAE Internal Auditors Association aims to encourage Internal Audit departments to improve and enhance their activities by learning from those who have been successful.


To pursue excellence in processes by recognizing Internal Audit departments Best Practice.


  • To encourage organizations through their IA activity to challenge their approaches for better management of processes.
  • To share with the business community successful practices for a better governed business community.
  • To create awareness of IA profession amongst smaller business entities.


  • “I strongly believe that internal audit best practice award is the place for every internal audit department, it can shows its innovation in implementing the IIA standards, applying new solutions and meeting stakeholders expectations. We are living in the information era, sharing your experience will ultimately helping in developing our internal audit profession.”

    - Ayman Abdelrahim - - Chief Internal Auditor, Roads & Transport Authority -

  • It is an honor for Etisalat UAE to be the Overall Winner of the ‘Best Practice Award in Internal Audit’ for the private sector. This award will encourage organizations to share their best practices, innovations and expertise. I am sure that other IIA chapters around the globe shall take a lead from this initiative for a global platform.

    - Nadeem Asghar - - Head of Internal Audit Department – Etisalat UAE -

  • Remarkable first time event by UAE-IAA giving an opportunity to all Auditors to share their creative / best practices across the industry with lots of learning. It also provided a chance to network with the right people. The Best Practices in Internal Audit Award is a great morale booster in the region for the profession.

    - Rajesh Verma, Sr. VP, Head of Audit - - Audit, Fraud & Compliance Group (AFCG) - Mashreq Bank -

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