John Olwal, Global Lead (Head) IT audit, Novartis
Digital Transformation Framework and Assesment

Professional work experience:

More than 15 years work experience as an IT leader, consultant, auditor and subject matter expert in IT Governance, Risk, Audit and Compliance within Financial , Tech, Consulting and Pharma industry:

• Leading high performing team and experts in IT, Cyber security, IT audit, Data Privacy and Operation Technology(OT).

• Leading IT and Digital Transformation initiative reviews/audits.

• Leading Digital, IT Advisory service work stream/projects.

• Leading reviews of large, complex IT programs/Projects > USD 1Bil

Current Role at Novartis:

• Global Lead(Head) IT audit

• Director - IT, Digital, Novartis Business Services and Corporate Functions audit

Current Project at Novartis:

• Defining and Implementing Advisory methodology for Novartis Internal Audit


• Executive Digital Transformation - INSEAD Business School

• Masters in Computer Science (ICT) & Economics - University of Furtwangen Germany

• Risk Management Education - St. Gallen University

Global designations ISACA - USA/CH:

• Certified in Information Security Management (CISM)

• Certified in Risk Management and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

• Certified in Enterprise IT Governance (CGEIT)

• Certified in Information Systems Auditing (CISA)

• Internal Auditing (CIA) and several programing languages