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Seeking New
Board Chair

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Applications Are Being Accepted Through June 30, 2022

NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 – The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) is seeking applications for the position of Board Chair. The Chair is responsible for leading COSO in fulfilling its mission of providing thought leadership in the areas of internal control, enterprise risk management, governance, and fraud deterrence.

Paul J. Sobel, the current COSO chairman, plans to step down after admirably serving in that capacity since 2018. The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), a sponsoring organization of COSO, is managing the application process. The elected position will commence on January 1, 2023, for a three-year term.

The COSO board is seeking candidates with executive maturity and presence, deep knowledge and experience in internal controls, enterprise risk management, governance, and fraud deterrence, leadership skills, public speaking proficiency, and a commitment to ensuring the relevance and influence of COSO globally.

Key responsibilities include board leadership; strategic relationships with other organizations that have a common interest with COSO’s mission; oversight of COSO-sponsored projects and other activities that align with its vision, mission, and strategic goals.

“The COSO board greatly appreciates Paul’s service, and we look forward to enhancing COSO’s influence and relevance globally in a disruptive business environment with a chair who continues to exemplify executive maturity and presence, has experience leading boards, and is a credible voice in internal controls, risk management and corporate governance,” says Jeff Thomson, COSO Lead Director and CEO of the Institute of Management Accountants. 

Candidates may submit a letter of interest along with a current resume of qualifications to This Link by the position application close date June 30, 2022.

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