INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions

IDI Governance and IDI Board

IDI is a foundation established under Norwegian laws. Our organisation consists of the IDI Board and the IDI Secretariat.

The IDI Secretariat’s organisational structure

The IDI Secretariat implements the Strategic Plan and strategic directions from the Board. IDI’s staff consists of multi-cultural, experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, including from Supreme Audit Institutions, from the Development Community and Civil Society.

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IDI Board

The IDI Board is IDI’s principal strategic body. It is a non-executive Board and responsible for the management of the foundation and setting the strategic direction of the IDI. IDI’s Board comprises prominent Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions. Board members are appointed on their professional merit.

The Board usually meets twice a year, in spring and in autumn. The spring meetings allow for international observer participation. Observers include Development Partners from the INTOSAI Donor Cooperation.

IDI Board Members

The IDI Boards is chaired by the Auditor General of Norway as the head of the hosting organisation of the IDI. It has in total 10 members from different Supreme Audit Institutions. Selection criteria include a gender quota: At least four members have to be of each gender.

The Board members are appointed for a 3 years term with a maximum of 6 years. The composition of the IDI Board is:

Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen, Chair of the IDI Board

Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen
Chair of the IDI Board

(The Chair is a permanent member of the Board)

Mr. Schjøtt-Pedersen is the Auditor General of Norway and became the Chair of the IDI Board on 1 January 2022. Mr. Schjøtt-Pedersen was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 1981 to 2009, during which time he chaired the Finance Committee from 1993 to 1996. He was the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries from 1996 to 1997, Minister of Finance from 2000 to 2001, and served as Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s office from 2009 to 2013. From 2014 to 2017 Mr. Schjøtt-Pedersen served as the Vice Chair on SAI Norway’s Board of Directors.

Tsakani Maluleke

Tsakani Maluleke
Vice-Chair of the IDI Board

(term ends in November 2023)

Ms. Tsakani Maluleke is the first female Auditor General in the SAI of South Africa’s 109-year history.

Ms. Maluleke is a chartered accountant and has worked in diverse public and private sector environments before joining the South African SAI. The African Women Chartered Accountants (AWCA) named her its 2020 Public Sector Leader of the Year, in recognition of her contribution towards good governance and clean administration in the public sector.

As a passionate supporter of development, education and transformation, Tsakani Maluleke has been actively involved with developmental formations such as the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants in Southern Africa, of which she is a past president. She is also currently the chairperson of the country’s foremost accountancy body, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Kristin Amundsen
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2023)

Ms. Kristin Amundsen is Deputy Director General of the Performance Audit Department 2 with the Office of the Auditor General of Norway. She has been a manager of the Methodology Unit for performance auditing and a member of the Board of the Norwegian Evaluation Society. She was a lead reviewer of an international peer review of the United States National Audit Office (GAO) and has been involved in capacity building of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and AFROSAI E. She was seconded to the UNDP, Office of Audit and Investigations, in New York in 2019-2020.

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Åse Kristin Berglihn Hemsen
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2023)

Ms. Hemsen is Director-General – Financial and Compliance Audit Department of the Auditor General of Norway. She has a master in Business and administration and an executive master in public sector auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics. She has been with the Auditor General of Norway since 2005. 

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Margit Kraker
Member of the IDI Board

(The INTOSAI Secretary General is a permanent member of the Board)

Dr. Kraker became the President of the Austrian Court of Audit and Secretary General of INTOSAI in July 2016.  She holds a doctoral degree in Law from the University of Graz in Austria. She has served in several positions in the Austrian public service such as Director of the Court of Audit of the Province of Styria (2013-2016), head of the Styrian Provincial Vice-Governor's Office, member of Styrian Provincial Government's Constitutional Service and Legal expert at the Austrian Parliament and the Provincial Parliament of Styria. In addition, she was a member of the Management Committee of the European Organisation of Region of External Public Finance Audit Institutions (EURSOAI) from 2014-2016.

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Helena Lindberg
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in June 2023)

Ms. Helena Lindberg took office as Auditor General of Sweden in March 2017. She has previously been Director-General and Head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Swedish Emergency Management Agency and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency. She was also Chair of the Organising Committee tasked with implementing the Government's decision to form the Civil Contingencies Agency. Prior to this, she has held a number of different positions in the Swedish public sector, including at the Ministry of Defence. Helena Lindberg has been a member of the Boards of the Swedish Defence University, the Swedish National Space Board and of the Swedish Standards Institute and has also held positions on several advisory councils, such as the Swedish Coast Guard’s advisory council.

Dr. Agus Joko Pramono

Agus Joko Pramono
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in March 2023)

Dr. Agus Joko Pramono is the Vice Chairman of the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK), a position he was appointed to in October 2019.  He also is currently serving as Vice-Chair of The Independent Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations (IAAC) for the following year since 1 January 2021. He has previously been a member of IAAC since 2020. Prior to becoming Vice Chairman, Dr. Pramono served as Board Member of BPK from October 2014 to October 2019. While serving as Board Member, Dr. Pramono was appointed as an Advisory Board Member of the Indonesian Institute of Accountants (IAI) for the 2018-2020 period. He also served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Public Sector Accounting of the Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants from 2016 to 2019. Dr. Pramono holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Padjajaran University, and a master's degree in Accounting from Gadjah Mada University. 

Dasho Tashi (Auditor General of Bhutan)

Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in March 2024)

Dasho Tashi is the Auditor General of Bhutan and Chairman of the Accounting & Auditing Standards of Bhutan. He first joined the Royal Audit Authority (SAI Bhutan) on 1st February 1994, working until 2009 as Auditor, Senior Auditor Deputy Chief Audit Officer and Assistant Auditor General, Performance Audit Division and Thematic Audit Division, as well as a period as Head of Human Resource and International Relations Division (2003-2006). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University, an advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, and several diplomas from leadership programmes.

Nancy Ghatangu Auditor General of Kenya

Nancy Gathungu
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in November 2025)

Ms. Nancy Gathungu was appointed to the position of the Auditor-General of the Republic of Kenya on July 17, 2020. As well as being Vice Chairperson of AFROSAI-E and Chair of the AFROSAI Technical and Institutional Capacity Building Committee, Ms. Gathungu is a certified member and trainer with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a member of Association of Women Accountants in Kenya (AWAK) where she mentors young female accountants. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, an MBA, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Business Administration (Strategic Management). Prior to her appointment, Ms. Gathungu served as Director of Audit and provided leadership in various Directorates at the Office of the Auditor General, Kenya, namely Quality Assurance, Forensic Audit, IT Audit, and Learning and Development. 

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Hussam Alangari
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in November 2025)

Dr. Hussam Abdulmohsen Alangari was appointed by Royal Decree as President of the General Court of Audit in May 2016. Within INTOSAI, he is currently the Second-Vice-Chair, Chairman of the PFAC, Co-Chair of the IDSC, Chair of ARABOSAI and member of the ASOSAI Governing Board. He also chairs the Arab Confederation for Institutes of Internal Auditors as well as the Saudi IIA Board of Directors, and is a member of the IIA Global Board of Directors, he received his Doctoral Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Essex in the UK in 2000. In 2008, he was promoted to Full Professorship Rank from King AbdulAziz University in Saudi Arabia, where he has worked as a Lecturer and Academic Scholar as well as Dean of the Faculties of Economics and Administration and of Law. After his academic career, Dr. Alangari was appointed as a member of the Saudi Parliament, the Ash-Shura Council,  from 2013-2016, serving as both Vice-Chair and Chair of the Financial Committee. 

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