Course Description:

MetricStream is pleased to invite you to meet with CEO of MetricStream, Ms. Shellye Archambeau who was named as #2 Most Influential African American in Technology by Business Insider, in MetricStream GRC Roundtable, Johannesburg, South Africa.

This roundtable will feature discussions on the latest trends and best practices in Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Appetite and The role of Internal Audit, with a keynote on impact of Global GRC trends in Africa. The event will be attended by the industry's leading Governance, Risk, Compliance & Audit domain experts, industry analysts, and practitioners from organizations across Johannesburg and South Africa making it an excellent opportunity to listen to experts in Risk and GRC.

The event is by invitation only and will take place on the 15th of December, between 8:30 am to 11.30 am The roundtable will start with a networking breakfast providing attendees with an opportunity to network with their peers from leading organizations in the public and private sector, banking, insurance and financial services.

Enterprise Risk Management and The role of Internal Audit

Over the last 10 years, major industries including banking, infrastructure and oil industries have experienced a number of serious risks and risk events. From the global financial crisis to local economic and social-political challenges, a number of risks have emerged that were not considered important before. Regulators have also added to the pressure on banks and other industries to understand their risks and implement solutions that help manage these risks. Internal Audit has not been immune to this, where these events have highlighted the need for Internal Auditors to change the way they think and operate.

In this discussion we explore in detail what internal audit functions within enterprises are doing to discharge their risk management related responsibilities, while analyzing their key challenges:

In this session, the speakers will discuss:

  • The current role of internal audit function
  • Direct involvement of internal audit in risk management initiatives
  • Collaborating the efforts of internal audit and risk management
  • Internal audit’s challenges on its role in risk management


8:00AM - 9:00AM 60 Mins Welcome Reception (Breakfast and Networking)
9:00AM - 9:30AM 30 Mins Key Note Address
Global GRC Trends – GRC trends across the globe and in Africa. Impact on African Businesses.
9:30AM - 10:00AM 30 Mins Coffee Break
10:00AM - 11:00AM 60 Mins Panel Discussion
Enterprise Risk Management and The role of Internal Audit
11:00AM - 11:15AM 15 Mins Closing Note
11:15AM High Tea and Networking


Shellye Archambeau
Chief Executive Officer, MetricStream

Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream and under her leadership, MetricStream has grown into a recognized global market leader recognized for growth and innovation.

Shellye has proven global business expertise combined with a passion for public policy. She is a member of the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a nationally recognized organization focused on fostering a cooperative effort between business and government officials to address major public policy issues.

Shellye was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Nordstrom, Inc. She also serves on the board of directors of Verizon Communications Inc.

Shellye has led initiatives and Washington DC delegations to address regulatory compliance issues, and to improve governance. She also pens a column on leadership and entrepreneurship for Xconomy, and is frequently quoted in top tier media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Compliance Week, and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Previously, she served on the Board of Directors and the Audit and Technology committees for Arbitron, Inc., a media research company. Shellye is a much sought-after speaker who has presented on GRC issues to Fortune 500 corporations, members of Congress, and various associations, including the IIA, ISACA, and NASDAQ.

In April 2013, Shellye was named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider.

Marius Schoeman
Chief Audit Executive, BCX

Marius studied at the University of the Orange Free State and obtained his B Compt degree and went on to complete his B Compt (Hons) and CTA. He completed the final qualification examination of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board which enabled him to achieve the qualification as a Chartered Accountant (SA). He joined Business Connexion, in March 2001 as Group Executive: Commercial and was later appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Business Connexion Group.

In his current role as Chief Operating Officer - International Operations, Marius is tasked with the responsibility of the implementation of a new governance and operational support model in Business Connexion’s International Business, effective Board processes of all International Subsidiaries on the Africa continent, cross group collaboration as well as aiding Rodwell Zvarayi - Chief Executive of the International Group.

Marius started his career at Articles of Clerkship with Theron du Toit (now part of PwC) after which he moved on to become an Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touché. He joined the Sasol Group of companies in 1992 as a Senior Accountant in the Financial Department and occupied several positions within the Sasol Group.

Memberships: Marius is a Registered Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and was appointed as a Member of SAICA’s Audit and Risk Committee with effect from 1 January 2010.

Naren Mahesh
Director of Internal Audit at Ubuntu Business Advisory and Consultancy (Pty) Ltd "UBAC"

Naren Mahesh is currently a director of Internal Audit at Ubuntu Business Advisory and Consultancy (Pty) Ltd "UBAC". His expertise and strength are within Internal Audit in the Public Sector and forensic Investigations. He has 25 years of working experience which are summarized as follows: served articles /audit senior in a small to medium sized firm of Chartered accountants. Employed in South African Revenue Services (SARS) for almost 10 years as a tax investigator. Whilst employed at SARS, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant , CA (SA) and thereafter completed his studies in Masters in Taxation.

In 2006 he joined Ernst & Young as manager in the forensic investigations department and subsequently transferred to the Advisory service line. His focus here was predominantly in the Public Sector within KwaZulu Natal (KZN). After 7 years at EY, he moved to UBAC and now currently heading up the Internal Audit Unit.

He has undertaken various Advisory assignments internationally in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Mauritania.

John Cato
Director, IACT Africa and Consultant, Gartner

John Cato is an experienced IT consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry approximately half of which have been spent in vendor organisations and the other half in user organisations. During this time he has gained experience in the following areas IT Governance, primarily around the King III recommendations, South African Acts and associated standards, IT Strategy and associated investment plan formulation, Management of internal and external IT audits as well as remediation of findings, IT Service Management strategy formulation and project oversight based on ITIL V3, Information Security experience(ISO17799/27001/27002) and Project Management (PMBOK based);

More recently, John has been placing focus on IT GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) with an emphasis on local requirements such as King III and the New Companies Act, the draft Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, as well as international practices in this area such as COBIT 5 and ISO38500.

Murali Krishnan
Senior Leader in Cloud, IT infra, Applications, GRC & Gallup Certified Strength Finder Coach

Murali (aka Sydney Murali) has 24+ years of professionally rewarding experience in IT industry. Strengths include Product Management, Sales, Pre-Sales, Development, QA (Testing), Consulting, Program Management, Operations Management & Industry Compliance. Coach, mentor with excellent communication, presentation and people management skills. Career across locations in Singapore, Australia and India. Strong with technology, domain and sales skills. Worked in product & services companies! ITIL certified & Certified Unicenter Engineer(CUE). A Toastmaster & ROGEN trained! He is an Australian citizen and a Gallup StrengthFinder Coach!

Worked for organizations like Cognizant, Computer Associates, Symantec (Altiris), HP (DEC), Singapore Technologies, PSB (SISIR, Singapore), eGain, Polaris, 3i Infotech & Rising Solutions.

Tshepo Mofokeng CA (SA),
Director, SekelaXabiso Consulting | The master internal auditor

Tshepo is director responsible for internal audit, governance and risk management at SekelaXabiso. He has over 15 years’ experience in the auditing, risk management, financial management, financial reporting and corporate governance. His experience includes being a director with another medium sized accounting and consulting firm where he established the internal audit consulting service and the marketing department.

Tshepo was previously director responsible for the internal audit in the Department of Minerals and Energy. As director and a member of the executive committee, he led the transformation of the internal audit unit by reengineering the processes, reprioritisation of resources and capacitating the unit. He is credited as a change agent in this sphere as he was the Chief Audit Executive for about 2 years.

Tshepo started had a stint with a telecoms state owned entity where he was part of the team that established the internal audit function, he assisted the supply chain and the finance functions in the documentation of policies and procedures. He started his career with one of the big professional services firm where he spent four years auditing listed, small and medium sized companies in the consumer goods and service sectors.

Tshepo holds a BComm and a BAcc degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He also holds the CRMA certification for the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Tshepo has advised the audit committees and executive management in controls, financial management, governance, performance information and risk management. He has presented at various internal audit and governance forums across the country.

Tshepo led and managed audits for government departments, state owned entities and municipalities on behalf of the Auditor General South Africa for over 2 years. He was involved with the task team that drafted the Internal Audit Framework in the Public Service. The document has been published by the National Treasury.

Tshepo is deputy chairperson on the board of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), serves as chairperson of the audit and risk committee (ARMCOM), and served on the audit committees of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), Department of Energy (DoE) and Department of Communications (DoC). He is currently a board member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in South Africa.

Tshepo has presented on risk, governance and controls in a number of seminars, courses and conferences within South Africa.

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The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa. An audio guide is available at the museum. Guided tours are also available and must be booked in advance. Apart from their permanent exhibition, the museum also has an ongoing programme of temporary exhibitions. Other amenities within the premises include a coffee shop and bookshop. The museum has an outdoor exhibit in its grounds as well.

The Constitution Hill precinct is located at 11 Kotze Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg near the western end of the suburb of Hillbrow. Constitution Hill is the seat of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The first court session in the new building at this location was held in February 2004. The hill was formerly the site of a fort which was later used as a prison. The original prison was built to house white male prisoners in 1892. The Old Fort was built around this prison later to protect the South African Republic from the threat of British invasion. Boer military leaders of the Anglo-Boer War were imprisoned here by the British. Both political activists opposed to apartheid and common criminals were held at the prison. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned here in 1906 and Nelson Mandela in 1962. Joe Slovo, Bram Fischer, Albert Luthuli and Robert Sobukwe were also inmates in this prison.

The Johannesburg Zoo is a 140-acre zoo. Established in 1904, the zoo is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of wild animals, and houses about 2000 individuals of 320 species. Tours and excursions around the zoo are offered under the auspices of the zoo's education department. It is one of the few places in the world with white lions (a genetic mutation of African lions), and has had considerable success in their breeding; these are more sought after than tawny lions by other zoos. The Johannesburg Zoo is also the only zoo in South Africa to have successfully bred Siberian tigers, the largest cats in the world.

The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage Site first named by UNESCO in 1999, about 50 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province. This site currently occupies 47,000 hectares; it contains a complex chain of limestone caves, including the Sterkfontein Caves, where the 2.3-million year-old fossil Australopithecus africanus (nicknamed Mrs. Ples) was found in 1947 by Dr. Robert Broom and John T. Robinson. The find helped corroborate the 1924 discovery of the juvenile Australopithecus africanus skull, Taung Child, by Raymond Dart, at Taung in the North West Province of South Africa, where excavations still continue. The name Cradle of Humankind reflects the fact that the site has produced a large number of, as well as some of the oldest, hominin fossils ever found, some dating back as far as 3.5 million years ago.

Lion Park is a 500 acre lion wildlife conservation enclosure in Gauteng province in South Africa. The Lion Park is situated near Lanseria Airport and Fourways within distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The park has a large variety of predators and large herbivores indigenous to Africa. It is home to over 80 lions including the rare white lions and many other carnivores such as cheetah, wild dog, brown and spotted hyena, black backed jackal, and a wide variety of antelope which roam freely in the antelope area.

The Hector Pieterson Museum is a large museum located in Orlando West, Soweto, South Africa, two blocks away from where Hector Pieterson was shot and killed. It became one of the first museums in Soweto when it opened in 16 June 2002. A companion museum nearby is Mandela House, the former home of Nelson Mandela and his family, which has been run as a museum since 1997. The museum covers the events leading up to, and during, the anti-Afrikaans Soweto Uprising.

The Johannesburg Botanical Garden is located in the suburb of Emmarentia. The gardens were established in 1964 as a large rose garden (locally known as the Rose Garden) and subsequently expanded to cover an area of around 125 hectares. It is administered by Johannesburg City Parks. The Emmarentia Dam is situated immediately to the east of the garden and shares its extensive acreage. One of the main attractions is the Rose Garden with over 10, 000 roses.

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