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Internal audit should play a key role in business continuity management

At a recent event in Qatar, Deloitte Middle East stated that internal audit should be one of the key players in business continuity management. The event was the 5th National Internal Audit Conference, hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Qatar Chapter. It took place from May 31st to June 2nd at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Doha, and drew more than 30 international speakers.

Sessions included an exploration of ‘Internal Audit of Business Continuity and Disaster Discovery programs’, which discussed the role of audit in business continuity management systems and looked at ways of ensuring effective evaluation of BCMS performance. It was during this session that Deloitte Middle East made the claim that internal audit should play a key role in business continuity management.

"Many businesses are not yet leveraging the full potential of business continuity," said Fadi Sidani, partner and enterprise risk services leader at Deloitte Middle East. "However, internal audit can play a prime role in turning business continuity into a real driver of change, and as a way to measure and improve processes and operational efficiency. It can be a true value creator."



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