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The Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services

Ms. Carman L. Lapointe


Ms. Carman L. Lapointe of Canada was appointed as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services for a five-year term starting on 14 September 2010.
Ms. Lapointe possesses the breadth and depth of experience and expertise required for this demanding position. Since February 2009, she has been the director of the Office of Audit and Oversight at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD.  From 2004 to 2009, she was the Auditor General of the World Bank Group.
Ms. Lapointe has also held chief oversight positions in a number of Canadian crown corporations. Among them: Corporate Auditor with Canada Post Corporation; Auditor of the Bank of Canada; Vice President, Internal Audit and Evaluation with Export Development Canada. She has served as Chairperson and member of the Audit Committee of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and as Audit Committee Member for UNRWA. In 1994-95, Ms Lapointe was Chairperson of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the profession's global organization. She has also served on the Criteria of Control Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and on a standards task force for the International Federation of Accountants.

A Canadian national born in Virden, Manitoba, in 1951, Ms. Lapointe is a graduate of the Financial Management Program in Internal Auditing from Algonquin College in Ottawa and is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a Business Ethics Certificate from Colorado State University.