ISACA Elects New International President

Emil D'Angelo, CISA, CISM, is senior vice president at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi

July 21, 2009

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Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (20 July 2009)—Emil D'Angelo, CISA, CISM, senior vice president at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, New Jersey, USA, was elected international president of ISACA—a global association serving 86,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 160 countries—at its 37th annual International Conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, today.

Now in its 40th year, 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) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) designations. Additionally, ISACA publishes COBIT—the internationally accepted framework for IT governance best practices—and Val IT, a tool set for unlocking the value of IT and managing IT-enabled business change.

D'Angelo also assumes the role of international president of the IT Governance Institute (ITGI), the nonprofit, independent research affiliate established by ISACA in 1998 to help enterprise leaders ensure that IT supports the enterprise's mission and goals.

"As a long-time member of ISACA, I have experienced firsthand the valuable educational resources and knowledge-sharing opportunities that ISACA provides," said D'Angelo. "It is privilege now to serve ISACA as international president, as the association continues to grow and deliver high-quality research, training and certification to IT professionals."

A member of ISACA for more than 30 years, D'Angelo has been actively involved with the association, serving on its Strategic Advisory Council and Governance Advisory Council and chairing the Security Management Committee. He is a recipient of ISACA's Eugene Frank Award, awarded by the board of directors for outstanding contributions to ISACA or ITGI.

With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, he is now the senior vice president of corporate data security at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, where he is responsible for information security, disaster recovery, audit liaison and IT compliance. D'Angelo began his career in security and audit at Deloitte & Touche, where he worked on the development of the company's audit software and spent 10 years in the management services division. He also worked at Chase, where he coordinated the global security and business continuity program, and at Marsh, where he established a security and business continuity program.

In addition to D'Angelo, seven other board members were elected at ISACA's International Conference. Reelected as vice presidents are George Ataya, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, professor, Solvay Business School, Belgium; Yonosuke Harada, CISA, CISM, CAIS, executive director, InfoCom Research Inc., Japan; Jos Angel Pea Ibarra, CGEIT, partner, Alintec, Mexico; Robert Stroud, CGEIT, vice president of service management and governance for the service management business unit at CA, USA; and Kenneth L. Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired), Ernst & Young, USA. Newly elected vice presidents are Ria Lucas, CISA, CGEIT, manager, Investment Management Group of Telstra Corporation Ltd., Australia, and Rolf von Roessing, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, partner, advisory practice of KPMG Germany.

Three directors were also appointed to ISACA's board: Greg Grocholski, CISA, senior finance director, Dow Chemical Co., MI, USA; Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA , executive director, Service Delivery and Performance Commission, Australia; and Howard Nicholson, CISA, CGEIT, business analyst, City of Salisbury, Australia. Jeff Spivey, director, Security Risk Management, NC, USA, was appointed trustee for ITGI.

Photos and biographies of all board members are available at

About ISACA 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 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 information systems auditing and control standards. It also administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA'), Certified Information Security Manager' (CISM') and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT' (CGEIT') designations.

ISACA developed and continually updates 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.

Contact: Kristen Kessinger, +1.847.660.5512, [email protected] Deborah Vohasek, +1.847.660.5566, [email protected] Joanne Duffer, +1.847.660.5564, [email protected]

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