Under-Secretary-General Ms. Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines sworn in as Under-Secretary-General for oversight services
Ms. Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines was sworn in as Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services, Office of the Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) on 14 December 2015 for a five-year non-renewable term.
As an Internationally respected auditor and anti-corruption advocate, Ms. Mendoza has over 20 years of service in government particularly in the field of audit, investigation, fraud examination, anti-corruption and integrity advocacy. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Mendoza served as Commissioner at the Commission on Audit, Government of Philippines (from 2011). As Commissioner, she headed the Foreign Based Embassies and International Audit Committee and led the successful bid of the Philippine Commission on Audit as external Auditor of ILO in 2015. In the same year, she was recognized as one of the eight remarkable government auditors (The Art of Audit, published in Netherlands) and Who's Who in the World in the field of Audit. She was chosen as Yahoo Modern day Filipino Hero in 2011.
Ms. Mendoza was previously governance and anti-corruption Consultant for the Asian Development Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development. She was also an Accounting and Internal Audit Expert for ALTAIR-European Commission, Local Government Procurement Specialist for the World Bank, Manila as well as corruption prevention course module writer with the USAID Rule of Law Effectiveness Project.
Ms. Mendoza holds a Master's degree in National Security from the National Defense College of the Philippines and a Master in Public Administration with specialization in Fiscal Administration from the University of the Philippines. She has passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination, an honorary member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners -Philippines and is affiliated with the International as well as Asian Organizations of Supreme Audit Institutions.