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Mr. Komitas Stepanyan is a deputy Chief Audit Executive in the Central Bank of Armenia. More than 9 years he headed IT audit division. He joined to the CBA as an information security specialist, than become a senior administrator of information security responsible for implementation of ISO27001.
Komitas also cooperates with IMF as a short-term expert for cyber risk management, regulation and supervision and IT fraud examination. He conducted and led several Technical Assistance and capacity-building missions covering a diverse range of countries and topics, including cybersecurity risk management, cybersecurity regulation and supervision, IT fraud examination.
Komitas is a primary member of the Central Bank of Armenia at the Alliance of Financial Inclusion’s Digital Financial Services working group and currently chairing the Cybersecurity sub-group.
Komitas has almost 20 years of extensive experience in the internal audit, IT audit, information security and Information Technologies. In recent years, he was actively engaged in different programs and forums and was a speaker in many international events in Europe, Africa and post-soviet countries.
He holds a PhD degree in applied physics and has three international certificates (CRISC, CRMA and Cobit). He is a graduate of a “Public Policy and Public Administration” Certificate Program at Tufts University — the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA).
Prior to joining the Central Bank of Armenia, he worked in a US based IT company in Armenia while working in his PhD theses. He is an author of more than 10 scientific articles published in Europe and the USA.