Emerging Leaders

Internal Auditor's Emerging Leaders

What defines an extraordinary internal auditor, and who represents the future of the profession?

The search for tomorrow’s internal audit leaders is on. Internal Auditor magazine will recognize up-and-coming internal audit professionals in its October 2021 issue. What defines an extraordinary internal auditor? Innovation, integrity, business acumen, passion? Do you know a high-performing internal auditor who possesses the qualities to become a thought leader in the industry?

Nominees must be members of The IIA and have, or be working toward, The IIA’s Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) certification. The magazine will not feature more than one emerging leader from the same company. Self nominations will not be accepted. All nominees must be age 30 or younger as of Dec. 31, 2021.

Nominators will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire and provide statements about their nominee’s performance in the areas of business acumen/leadership, service to the profession, community service, and innovative thinking.

All nomination material becomes the property of Internal Auditor magazine. By submitting a nomination, you grant The IIA a license to publish the nomination material in Internal Auditor magazine. Those chosen as emerging leaders will be interviewed for the article. By agreeing to be interviewed, nominees grant The IIA permission to use their quotes in other materials. The emerging leaders will be asked to participate in various IIA initiatives throughout the following year to help bring forth the voice of The IIA's young professionals.

Nominations for 2021 Emerging Leaders have now closed.

To view past emerging leaders go to “20 Under 30,” “Taking the Lead,” “On the Rise," "On the Rise 2016,” “On the Rise 2017,” “Emerging Leaders: 2018,”“Emerging Leaders: 2019.” and "Emerging Leaders: 2020."

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