Greg Grocholski, of Dow Chemical, Elected Vice President of ISACA

Taken from BlogRolling Meadows, IL, USA (27 June 2011)—Greg Grocholski, CISA, corporate auditor at The Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan, USA, was elected international vice president of ISACA—a global association serving 95,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionals in 160 countries—at its World Congress:  INSIGHTS conference in Washington DC, USA, today.

“Greg has demonstrated strong leadership and depth of knowledge in his roles with ISACA, and he will be a valuable addition to the ISACA board of directors,” said Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, who was elected international president of ISACA today. “His expertise has significantly benefited the association and its members around the world.”

Founded in 1969, ISACA develops international standards for information systems auditing and control, provides education and training, and administers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations. Additionally, ISACA developed and continually updates COBIT, the internationally accepted framework for governance of enterprise IT.

“ISACA is a strong and influential organization within the profession,” said Grocholski. “I am proud to serve ISACA to further enhance this influence and deliver value to its members.”


Grocholski is the corporate auditor at The Dow Chemical Company, where he is responsible for assessing the adequacy of accounting, financial, and operating controls of Dow’s global operations. Prior to this role, he led Dow’s Finance Systems Group, managing its finance application systems and reporting environments. He has had a variety of other experiences in his 28 year Dow career, including systems technical leader for the environmental health and safety function, senior auditor with corporate auditing, senior audit manager, global supply chain controller, finance director for global administration and functions, director of the contract administration and compliance group, and global cost leader. 


Grocholski serves on the Dow Chemical Employee’s Credit Union Supervisory (Audit) Committee, is a board member of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, is vice president of Michigan Baseball Operations and is a member of Northwood University’s Accounting Advisory Council.


He also is a member of ISACA’s Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Professional Influence & Advocacy Committee, Professional Issues Task Force and Strategic Advisory Council, and is a past chair of ISACA’s Assurance Committee and Knowledge Board.

In addition to Grocholski, six other IT professionals were elected to ISACA leadership positions. Ken Vander Wal, CISA, CPA, partner (retired) at Ernst & Young, was elected international president (USA). Elected as international vice presidents were Christos Dimitriadis, CISA, CISM, head of information security at INTRALOT S.A. (Greece); Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA, associate director-general of the Department of Communities in the Queensland Government (Australia); Niraj Kapasi, CISA, FCA, IT auditor and director for Kapasi Bangad Tech Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (India); Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP, director of Security Risk Management Inc., (SRM) (USA); and Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CSEPS, director of information security at RSM Bird Cameron (Australia).

Two directors were appointed to ISACA’s board:  Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), CISSP, information risk manager at a leading investment bank (United Kingdom), and Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, chief audit executive at Smals (Belgium). 


Photos and biographies of all board members are available at