December 7, 2015 | Palo Alto, California: Silvio De Girolamo, Group Chief Internal Audit and CSR Officer at Autogrill, was awarded the MetricStream “GRC Visionary Award” for leading Autogrill’s integrated audit program, spanning 40 countries and over 250 brands.

The GRC Journey awards ceremony was held at the MetricStream GRC Summit Europe on November 10th, 2015 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The awards, broadly categorized as the “GRC Journey Award” and the “GRC Visionary Award,” were presented by MetricStream Chief Executive Officer, Shellye Archambeau. As part of the awards selection process, nominated individuals and organizations were shortlisted by a diverse group of MetricStream executives, led by French Caldwell, Chief Evangelist at MetricStream.

Designed on the theme, “Maximize Business Performance,” the two-day GRC Summit in London convened over 200 GRC leaders from across Europe to discuss the latest trends, challenges, successes, and insights in GRC. The MetricStream GRC Journey Awards were launched at the global MetricStream GRC Summit in May 2015 in Washington DC, with the objective of recognizing individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to GRC, not only within their respective organizations, but within the industry as a whole.

The “GRC Visionary Award” recognizes individuals who are tireless champions for GRC and responsible for leading the implementation of successful GRC programs within their organization. These individuals work tirelessly behind the scenes, planning their organization’s GRC journey and bringing together different stakeholders to achieve a common goal. Many of these individuals are also thought leaders in the industry, contributing knowledge, insights, and expertise through the media and speaking engagements.

The “GRC Visionary Award” recipient, Silvio De Girolamo, has led the audit program at Autogrill over the last 15 years, transforming it into a highly collaborative and data-driven program that supports better decision-making at the highest levels of the organization. Silvio has been a strong advocate of internal auditing and GRC, and he serves as a Global Advocacy Committee Member at the Institute of Internal Auditors, a Management Board Member at the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing, and a Stakeholder Council Member of the Global Reporting Initiative. He is also a globally recognized thought leader, highly valued and long-standing MetricStream champion and partner.

“Silvio De Girolamo exemplifies the courage, perseverance and vision that are key to a successful GRC journey,” said Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer at MetricStream. He continued, “Planning and leading an integrated and collaborative audit program across a large and global company like Autogrill is no easy feat. Mr. De Girolamo is a real leader in the industry, and through this award, we recognize his important role in building a world-class audit program at Autogrill that protects brand and reputation, preserves corporate integrity, and drives better business performance.”

To learn more about the MetricStream GRC Summit Europe 2015, visit http://www.grc-summit.com/europe/

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