Karem Obeid, IIA Global Board Member, IIA Global Executive Committee Member (Vice – Chairman, Global Services) and UAE IAA Executive Committee member, has more than 23 years ofinternal audit experience in various industries. Currently, heis the Chief Audit Executive ofan organization based in the United Arab Emirates. He assumed Internal audit leadership roles in several leading companies in the Middle East region such as Tawazun Holding, Dubai Holding and Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX).Inaddition, Mr. Obeid also serves as a member/chairman for numerous boards and audit committees for several organizations.
Karem holds a MBA degree with emphasis in Industrial and Manufacturing Leadership. His earlier education includes a Bachelor in Business Administration from the American University ofBeirut. Also, Mr. Obeid attainedseveral related professional certifications like CIA, CPA, CCSA, CISA and CRMA.
Asan active member of the profession, heis instrumental inpromoting the Internal Audit profession in the Middle East region. He also has been frequently invited to speak in local and international conferences and has contributed to several publications related to the profession.