Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA is Vice President, Evangelist at SAP, where he focuses on thought leadership around “better run business”. He focuses on governance, risk management, internal audit, compliance, enterprise performance, and business intelligence. Prior to Business Objects’ acquisition by SAP in 2008, he was their Vice President of Internal Audit responsible for internal auditing, risk management, the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) program, and license compliance.
Norman has been chief audit executive of major global corporations since 1990, and is a globally-recognized thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. In addition, he has served as chief risk officer, compliance officer, and ethics officer, and managed what would now be called the IT governance function (information security, contingency planning, methodologies, standards, etc.)
He is the author of two of the most downloaded Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) products: a guide for management to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and the GAIT methodology for defining the scope for SOX of IT general controls. Norman is the editor of the Corporate Governance column in the IIA’s Internal Auditor magazine, a member of the review boards of several audit and risk management publications (including the magazines of ISACA and the IIA), a frequent speaker internationally, the author of several award-winning articles, and a prolific blogger about better run business (consistently rating as one of the top global influencers in social media on the topics of GRC, internal audit, risk management, and governance).
Norman has been profiled in publications of the AICPA and the IIA as an innovative and successful internal auditing leader. He has also been honored as a Fellow of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group for his GRC thought leadership, and as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management.