In July 2017 a scandal broke in Sweden. The Swedish Transport Agency outsourced operations of sensitive IT systems which, due to CEO´s decision to deviate from the Swedish Security Act laws, enhanced the possibility that top-secret information of the country´s transport systems, as well as sensitive identities, could fall into the hands of unknown, abroad.
Annette Olofsson, the CAE, found herself in the middle of a media storm. As the story unravelled, it was proved that Olofsson tried to communicate years earlier the CEO, the chairman and the board with no response. The Swedish Security Police official´s scrutiny of Olofsson´s documentation played a key role in the dismissal of the CEO, the board and several government ministers.
In this presentation Annette shares her incredible story and enlightens our way with insights of how to withhold your integrity, communicate and stay courageous during adverse situations as an internal auditor.
SWEDISH TRANSPORT AGENCY
Chief Audit Executive