George Pelekanakis has more than 20 years of experience in the internal audit industry. Before setting up his own firm, Pelekanakis Professional Services, PPS in 2003, he spent more than 8 years of professional experience in Big Four auditing firms. While working for the Big Four auditing firm, George helped various organizations set-up their internal audit divisions or enhance their performance by offering consultations on key issues that was faced by internal audit departments. As a Managing Director of PPS, George has the opportunity to work closely with a diverse range of organizations from both the public and the private sector that are located in Europe, SE Asia and the Middle East. He is highly sought after to upgrade the internal audit practice by introducing new techniques and approaches (e.g. CCSA and CAA Ts or optimizing sampling efforts), to set up internal audit practices and evaluate their performance (Quality Assurance Reviews). During the last few years, George has been putting emphasis on helping organizations develop performance management frameworks and delineating their process delivery. At the same time, he is serving as a member of Audit Committees in listed and private organizations and he is coaching Audit Committee members to be more effective in discharging their responsibilities. In the business training area he has providedtraining to more than 2500 internal auditors and business professionals. He is also a part-time lecturer in the fields of Auditing and Internal Auditing with the American College of Greece. Since he was the first Greek to be granted the CIA designation, he soon became the lead lecturer for organizations offering CIA preparation courses. Since December 2008, fraud investigators that value his experience and contribution to the profession elected him as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. From March 2014 to April 2016 he served as the Vice President of the Hellenic Institute of Internal Auditors. He is a frequent speaker in conferences and business events and he spends time in coaching internal audit professionals and helps them progress their careers. George concluded his academic studies in Business Administration and continued with postgraduate studies in International Accounting and Auditing with scholarship from the European Union. Soon enough he realized the value of professional qualifications and became certified in Internal Auditing (C.I.A), in auditing Information Systems (C.I.S.A), in Fraud Examination (C.F.E), in Risk Management (C.R.P), and in Controls Self-Assessment (C.C.S.A). His last accomplishment in this area is the Certificate in COBIT 5.0.