August 4, 2017

CAQ Welcomes Chris Alabi as Professional Practice Fellow

Washington, DC – Chris Alabi, CPA, ACA, has joined the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) as a professional practice fellow. In this role, Alabi will help guide the CAQ’s professional practice and public policy activities during his fellowship.

“We are thrilled that Chris is joining the CAQ team,” said CAQ Executive Director Cindy Fornelli. “His extensive experience with complex auditing and reporting issues will help guide our work to enhance audit quality on behalf of the public company auditing profession.”

Alabi joins the CAQ from PwC, where he was a senior manager in the firm’s national office charged with developing and maintaining the firm’s methodology, policies, tools, and templates. Prior to this role, he served in the assurance practice of PwC in San Jose, California and PwC UK. With more than 12 years of experience serving public and privately owned companies in the US and Europe, Alabi has led multinational audits under US GAAP, UK GAAP, and IFRS. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering and a master’s of science degree in air transport management.

Alabi is the eighth participant in the CAQ’s Professional Practice Fellowship Program, which is conducted in collaboration with the CAQ’s Governing Board member firms. He succeeds Brian Cassidy of Deloitte.

“Brian has been an indispensable member of the CAQ’s leadership team during his 18-month fellowship,” Fornelli said. “We thank Brian for his significant contributions to our public policy agenda and for his service to the public company auditing profession. We wish him well as he returns to Deloitte.”

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The Center for Audit Quality is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions. Based in Washington, D.C., the CAQ is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs. For more information, visit www.thecaq.org.