Komitas Stepanyan, PhD, CRISC, CRMA, CobIT Cert.

Board Member of IIA-Armenia, Deputy Head of Internal Audit at the CBAKom

Komitas Stepanyan is the head of IT audit division in the Central Bank of Armenia. He has more than 8 years of teaching experience at the Yerevan State University. He is a member of IIA and ISACA and the holder of two international certificates: Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC, issued by ISACA) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA, issued by IIA).

He is a board member and head of Training and Certification Committee in IIA Armenia.

Komitas is graduate of Yerevan State University. In 2005, he earned PhD degree. Komitas graduate of a “Public Policy and Public Administration” Certificate Program at Tufts University – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA).

Komitas started his career in US based IT company as a fiber-optics communication engineer-researcher. In 2005, he moved to the Central Bank of Armenia as an information security specialist. After six months, he appointed as a senior administrator of information security responsible for implementation of BS7799/ISO17799 (ISO 27001) in the CB RA. As a result, CB RA is ISO 27001 certified.

In 2007, he promoted as a Head of IT Audit Division and in 2016 as a Deupty Head of Internal Audit Department. He is one of the key players in CB RA who pushes forward IT Governance as well as CobIT approaches in Central Bank of Armenia.

He was one of the speakers at:

  • IIA Ukrain Conference in Kiev, 2016
  • CEE Conference in Budapest, 2016
  • IIA-Serbia International conference in Belgrade, 2014
  • International Seminar in Bank of Italy, 2013
  • “IT governance for Central Banks” central banking event in Cambridge, 2012
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