About Your Training Seminar Leaders

Toronto, Ontario · June 5, 2018

Balakrishnan Ram Balakrishnan, Practice Lead, Internal Audit and Financial Advisory, Protiviti

Ram Balakrishnan leads Protiviti's Internal Audit Practice in Canada and has over 20 years of professional experience providing Internal and External Audit and Consulting services. Ram has both industry and public practice experience, and expertise in technology and operations audit areas. Ram's industry experiences include positions with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) as the VP, Internal Audit and as the global Technology Operations Audit leader at BlackBerry, where he helped set-up the Risk Performance and Audit team.

He also has extensive consulting and audit experience working with the Big 4 public accounting firms. Client experiences include serving companies ranging in size from mid-market to Global 1000.

Byrne Angela Byrne, President, Angela Byrne Consulting Inc.

Angela Byrne is a consulting Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and is Certified in IFRS Implementation. Angela works with a number of independent consultants in a variety of disciplines, including expertise in strategic planning, corporate governance, non-profit service delivery, and human resource management. Angela and her team have a proven track record of helping organizations succeed by providing expertise in the areas of internal audit, risk management, business transformations, project management, and operational reviews.

Angela's personal goal is to ensure dramatic results for her clients. She has successfully led a number of projects in publicly traded companies, municipal and provincial governments, and non-profit organizations. She is an active member of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Cabani Cristina Cabani, Manager, Technology Assurance Services, PwC

Cristina has over 10 years of experience providing advisory services to companies undergoing significant technology transformation. Currently, she focuses on helping organizations assess and manage the benefits, risks, and impact of the implementation of new technologies, including those based on blockchain, robotic process automation and artificial intelligence. In particular, she focuses on developing practical methods to evaluate and control risks resulting from the use of AI-enabled solutions. Cristina has a MASc from the University of Toronto in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

LeBlanc Richard Leblanc, Associate Professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, York University

Dr. Richard Leblanc is one of Canada's leading experts on corporate governance and accountability. He is an award-winning teacher, researcher, lawyer, public speaker, consultant and specialist on boards of directors. He has taught at leading universities including Harvard University. He is a former recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™award; received a teaching award as one of the top five university teachers in Ontario; and was named to Canadian Who's Who.

Dr. Leblanc brings to business and professional audiences a depth of information from his extensive research and work with over 150 organizations; and from his training, assessment and development of over 1,000 directors and managers. He is engaging, dynamic and personable. Because of his work with leading companies and current research, Richard is always on the cutting edge of emerging global developments.

Lister Linda M. Lister, Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services, EY

Linda Lister, CPA, CMA, CGA, CFE, DIFA, CFF, has a diverse accounting background with experience in the service, transportation and manufacturing industries. Linda has over sixteen years' experience in investigating whistleblower accusations, financial statement manipulations, misappropriations of cash, salary sacrifices schemes, ghost employees, cheque fraud, expense reimbursement schemes and multiple types of procurement fraud.

Her expertise in theft and fraud investigations, corporate financial restatement activities, assisting clients in designing compliance programs and reporting to regulators on their corporate governance has been gained through her position as an Ernst & Young professional as well as through various internal auditing appointments.

She is a CPA, CMA, CGA, a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics. She earned her diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA) from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada.

Purves Jennifer Purves, Principal, JEM Corporate Services

Jennifer Purves, CPA-CA, MBA, is an independent expert in governance specializing in board-level risk management. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience, primarily with EY in Canada and overseas, assessing the efficacy of enterprise and process level risk management programs and providing assurance to leadership teams and board members on the internal control environment in place to protect against fraud, inefficiency, and non-compliance. Jennifer is a steadfast believer in the value gained from establishing an actively managed, organic and dynamic system of internal controls.

Prior to joining George Weston Limited, Jennifer was a senior manager at EY involved in project management, program transformation, internal controls and audit, and enterprise risk management.

Treska Rolandi Treska, Director, Technology Assurance Services, PwC

Rolandi is a management consulting professional with vast experience in consulting and assurance services in the areas of blockchain/distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, robotic process automation, AI-enabled technologies, risk/compliance, and emerging technology strategy. Rolandi serves both large, multinational organizations and start-up ventures in domestic and international markets, who are interested in the adoption and use of emerging technology solutions. Rolandi has significant experience assisting his clients with various challenges such as implementing strategies for compliance, designing and implementing scalable security architecture, and advising on implementations of governance, risk and compliance solutions. Rolandi holds a CISA certification, a degree from the Ted Rogers School of Management with a double major in Business Technology Management and Finance.

Weiss David Weiss, CEO, Weiss International Ltd.

In addition to his role at Weiss International, Dr. David S. Weiss, FCTDP, ICD.D, CHRE, is also guest faculty at executive programs at Rotman, Schulich, DeGroote and St. Mary's University. Previously, David was an Affiliate Professor at Rotman School of Management and Chief Innovation Officer in a multinational consulting firm. He has been honoured by many organizations globally including the Asia-Pacific HR Congress "HR Leadership Award", the Government of Canada "Distinguished Lecturer" certificate, and by CSTD as the first lifetime honorary "Fellow" in Canada.

She is a CPA, CMA, CGA, a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics. She earned her diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA) from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada.


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