Based on Article 15 of the Charter, the Presidency of OLACEFS is held by a full member Supreme Audit Institution, represented by its head and elected by the General Assembly for a period of three years, without re-election.

Its powers and duties are set out in Articles 27 and 29 of the Regulations of the Charter.

The Chairman of OLACEFS is the Auditor General of the Federation of Mexico, C.P.A. Juan M. Portal, who was elected unanimously in the framework of the XXV OLACEFS Ordinary General Assembly held in November 2015 in the city of Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico.

Before becoming Auditor General, Mr. Portal was Special Auditor for Financial Compliance at the Superior Federal Audit Office (ASF), where his responsibilities included coordinating and supervising financial, performance and legal compliance audits.

Mr. Portal graduated in public accountancy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He attended the postgraduate D-1 Business Management Programme at the Pan-American Institute of Business Administration (IPADE), and has a Master’s in Public Administration from the Institute of Higher Studies in Public Administration.

He also has professional certification as a Public Accountant from the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants, as well as internationally recognised certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and as a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) from the Institute for Internal Controls.

The OLACEFS President has worked for over 40 years in the field of auditing and oversight. Key positions he has held include head of the Internal Comptroller’s Office of Liconsa, a parastatal institution linked to the Ministry of Social Development and Petroleos Mexicanos. He served as Director for Oversight and Evaluation for Public Sector Internal Comptrollers at the Secretariat of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Federation, and as Coordinator of Advisors with the Undersecretariat for Public Management Audit of the Secretariat for Control and Administrative Development of the Mexican Government.

In 2010 he received the prestigious Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award from the the Institute of Internal Auditors, the primary association for audit professionals worldwide.

Juan M. Portal has remained closely and actively involved with numerous professional associations dedicated to audit and control, such as the Mexican Institute of Internal Auditors, the College of Public Accountants of Mexico, the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants, the Computer Audit Association, the Mexican Association of Comprehensive- and Performance Audit, the Latin American Federation of Internal Auditors and the Federation of Certified Fraud Examiners, Mexican Branch.

C.P.A. Juan M. Portal, CIA, CFE, CICA

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 Secretario Técnico  Mtro. Benjamín Fuentes Castro
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