Global IIA Chairman

Executive Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor AIG

United States of America


Naohiro Mouri is the Executive Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor of American International Group, and Chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors Global (IIA) 2018-19.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, Mouri-san has held a number of chief auditor positions. Before joining AIG, he was a Statutory Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor for MetLife Alico Insurance K.K. Japan. He also led the audit departments at J.P. Morgan Asia Pacific; Shinsei Bank; Morgan Stanley Japan; and Deutsche Bank Japan. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in Atlanta and Tokyo.

Committed to supporting internal audit professionals, Mouri-san also has held numerous board and volunteer leadership positions at The IIA, including International Secretary (2007-08), Vice Chairman – Professional Development (2008-09), Vice Chairman – Professional Guidance (2015-16), and Vice Chairman – Professional Practices (2016-17). He has been IIA-Japan director since 2003.

Mouri-san served from 2001-06 as the first president of the Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors (ACIIA). ACIIA recognized him with its “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Internal Auditing” honor in 2016.

Mouri-san advocates for the profession through IIA and other industry forums, and he has lectured at a number of universities in Japan, including the Meiji University Graduate Program for Professional Accountancy and Senshu University. Mouri-san co-authored “Korega Kinyukikan no Naibukansa da (This Is Internal Audit for Financial Institutions),” which is available in Japanese and Mandarin.

Mouri-san is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Georgia State University.


 13:40 - 14:30 (04/10/2018)


(AUDITORIUM) Plenary Session 3: Emphasize the basics. Elevate the Standards

A successful career in internal audit is built on the solid foundation provided by the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Using the construction of a sleek office tower as metaphor, 2018-19 IIA Global Chairman Naohiro Mouri takes you from blueprint to finished product in a process that showcases the importance of the Standards and the capstone of certification. Mouri-san’s theme – Emphasize the Basics. Elevate the Standards. – seeks to remind internal auditors everywhere that emphasizing the basic idea that conformance to the Standards is essential not only elevates the Standards but raises the entire profession as well. Says Mouri-san, “Because I truly love the profession, I wanted to stress the importance of going back to the very basics. That means understanding how important the Standards are to becoming the trusted advisors we aspire to be.” Mouri-san’s dedication is based on a career spanning more than 20 years that has led to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor of American International Group (AIG), a global property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance company based in New York. His message is intended to inspire professionals at all levels as well as to prepare future generations of internal auditors.







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