Jorge da Silva was appointed Executive Auditor of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on September 1, 2012. Mr. da Silva brings to the IDB more than 30 years of private and public sector experience in internal auditing, accounting, risk management, internal controls, and information technology. Mr. da Silva is a transformational, engaging leader, well-known for building effective, motivated, and multi-disciplinary teams. He is a seasoned presenter and keynote speaker at a multitude of audit-related events throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
As Executive Auditor, Mr. da Silva reports to the IDB President and the Audit Committee of the Board of Executive Directors. The Office of the Executive Auditor (AUG) provides periodic, independent, and objective appraisals and audits of financial, accounting, operational, administrative, and other activities, including identifying possible means for improving the efficiency and economy of operations and the use of resources.
Prior to joining the IDB, Mr. da Silva was the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), in Ottawa, Canada, a position he had held since February 2009. His background also includes being Director of Audit Services and Director of Finance and Administration at the International Development Research Center (IDRC), also in Ottawa, as well as four years working at the Supreme Auditing Brazilian Institution, in Brasília.
Mr. da Silva has a degree in Business and Public Administration from the University of Brasilia. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).