Audit , Governance & Risk Management

Making Internal Audits More Relevant

Wockhardt's Prasanna Bharatan on Why Audits Often Are Not Meaningful
Prasanna Bharatan, internal auditor, Wockhardt

How can internal audits be improved and made more meaningful? Prasanna Bharatan, internal auditor at the pharmaceutical company Wockhardt, outlines the important steps to take.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Security Summit in Mumbai, Bharatan discusses:

  • The problems with audit techniques;
  • What needs to change to make audits more relevant;
  • The important aspects that auditors tend to ignore.

Bharatan heads internal audits and risk management at Wockhardt Group, a global pharmaceutical and biotechnology company headquartered in Mumbai, India. He is responsible for audits across all subsidiaries and geographies. Previously, he was chief internal auditor at Pidilite Group and vice president, internal audits, at Bharati-Axa Life Insurance.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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