Meet The Auditor – Richard Steinberg

In the weeks leading up to Compliance Week 2007 on June 6-8, I’ll be highlighting some of the speakers that will be featured.

Richard Steinberg
Principal Author, “COSO Internal Control—Integrated Framework, and COSO Enterprise Risk Management—Integrated Framework”
Columnist, Compliance Week

Rick Steinberg is founder and principal of Steinberg Governance Advisors in Westport, Conn., where he advises boards of directors and senior executives of major multinationals—as well as large and middle market companies—on board responsibilities, governance best practices, and compliance and risk issues.
Steinberg previously was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as the firm’s corporate governance practice leader. He also was a founder of the firm’s risk management and control consulting practice, and served as its global leader.

A sought-after speaker, Steinberg has authored numerous highly acclaimed reports, including Corporate Governance and the Board—What Works Best and its companion, Audit Committee Effectiveness—What Works Best. He also served as the lead project partner in developing the COSO Internal Control—Integrated Framework, now recognized as a landmark representing the standard of internal, and played a similar role in the COSO’s Enterprise Risk Management—Integrated Framework.

Steinberg is frequently quoted in the financial press and featured on national TV financial news programs, and has guest lectured at leading business schools. He has served as a member of the Conference Board’s Global Corporate Governance Research Center Advisory Board, he is a member of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group Executive Advisory Panel, and is chair or a member of several corporate advisory boards. He is also co-founder of the Directors’ College, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the University of Delaware Center for Corporate Governance.

Some of his most recent columns for Compliance Week are here.