Mr. Ben Amado – Audit Director – Europe Middle East Africa Technology, Change and Third Parties, Citi bank, London.
As Director – EMEA Technology, Change and Third Parties, Ben is responsible for building and managing relationships with Citi’s technology leaders, regulators and external auditors within the region, as well as working closely with the global Heads of Technology Audit functions, regional product auditors and country Heads of Audits to ensure delivery of a plan of work that provides assurance over the key risks for the businesses and technology in the region.
Prior to 2013, Ben managed various IT audit teams in London since joining Citi in 2005. Ben’s responsibilities included assurance over technology software development, project management, production support, acquisitions and divestitures covering EMEA and global processes supporting the Markets, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Investor Services, Consumer and Private Bank businesses.
Prior to joining Citi, Ben led the London based IT audit team of Dresdner Bank from 2001 to 2005, where he gained CISSP certification, covering IT infrastructure, Information Security Administration, Information Security and business applications.
Ben has extensive experience in software development gained while working at NatWest Bank in London as software developer and project manager of security software for the bank’s ATM network from 1993 to 2000.