Tomáš Pivoňka


Chairman of the Board, The Czech Institute of Internal Auditors

Tomáš Pivoňka is the Director of the Audit and Compliance Department at ČEZ, a. S. Prior to that, he worked for EY for more than 10 years as a senior manager in the corporate consulting and risk management department. At EY, he also worked as the CEE IA Champion (the main IA methodologist for 22 Central and Eastern European countries).

Tomáš has extensive experience in establishing, managing and evaluating internal audit departments. Over the course of his twenty-year career, he has worked on hundreds of audits in the energy, financial services, real estate and public sectors. Tomáš also has extensive experience with projects in the area of ​​corporate governance, risk management and strategic consulting.

Tomáš is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno; is a holder of the international certificates Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and is certified for the evaluation of internal audit activities. Tomáš is a member of the Board of Directors of the European Confederation of Internal Auditors. He lectures regularly in the Czech Republic and abroad.

He is married and has two daughters. Outside of his family, he enjoys teaching yoga and is an enthusiastic but bad farmer.

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