Sonsoles Rubio (Iberdrola), new president of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Spain

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The General Assembly of the Institute of Internal Auditors has been appointed as the new president of the institution for the next three years Sonsoles Rubio Reinoso, director of Internal Audit of Iberdrola . With his appointment, Rubio becomes the first woman at the helm of the institution in its 37-year history, reported the Institute.

Sonsoles Rubio has a long-standing professional experience in this field, developed mainly in the energy sector. He is currently the director of Internal Audit of the Iberdrola Group, where he was also director of Compliance and director of Internal Audit of Iberdrola Renovables. He previously worked in companies such as Repsol YPF, Holcim and Arthur Andersen.

Following his election, Rubio has been pointed out that to assume this presidency “with great responsibility, in a period of great challenges. In this context, companies will face new challenges in an increasingly complex environment, in which the internal auditors must be prepared to give answers and propose solutions. It is time, as internal auditors, to compañar more than ever companies , and to anticipate, identify and provide assurance on the new risk, helping to mitigate their impact, and identifying new opportunities.”

a Graduate in Economic and Business Sciences by the Autonomous University of Madrid, Sonsoles Rubio is also PPD by IESE and Master’s degree in Tax Advice and Tax by the CEF. Account with the most important international certifications in the field of Internal Audit and other areas of control, such as the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified in Risk Management Assessment (CRMA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Leading Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEP) and Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).

in Addition to the appointment of the new president, the 37th General Assembly has approved changes in the composition of the government the Institute, which are incorporated as directors Antonio Jimenez, director of Audit and Internal Control of the Group Mahou-San Miguel; Rafael Parada, director of Internal Audit of the Group Osborne, and Marisa Retamosa, executive director of Internal Audit of Caixabank.

With these changes, the team led by Sonsoles Rubio is formed by Manuel de Alzua (Amadeus) as vice president; Sonia Vincent (MMT Seguros) as secretary/treasurer; and directors Juan Francisco Gallego (Phone), Maria Luisa Gordillo (Mapfre), Antonio Jiménez (Grupo Mahou-San Miguel), Nuria Lázaro (Banco Sabadell), Francisco Martinez (Bankinter), María Isabel Moreno (Repsol Group), Paula Mouzo (Inditex), Rafael Stop (Grupo Osborne)Marisa Retamosa (Caixabank) and Azucena Viñuela (EDP Group).