Aneesa Ruffudeen is a Director and the National Higher Education Leader for Risk Advisory. Aneesa has more than 16 years of experience in providing risk management, internal audit, internal controls and advisory services. Aneesa is also the Risk Advisory Leader for Innovation within DSpace in Kitchener Waterloo. Aneesa has worked with clients at all levels of the organization to anticipate, understand and manage a broad spectrum of strategic and operational risks. Using proven methodologies and frameworks, Aneesa has helped clients improve their internal controls, organizational risk awareness as well as culture. In her role, Aneesa leads outsourced internal audit functions as well as leads internal control programs. Aneesa is a frequent speaker at various conferences on the topic of agile internal audit, internal control and risk management. Aneesa leads the National Roundtables on Risk Management and Internal Audit for Higher Education. Aneesa is actively involved with woman of influence and women in tech initiatives.