United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the Philippines’ Commission on Audit Commissioner Heidi Mendoza as the new under-secretary general for the internal oversight services of the UN.
In a statement released to the media, the UN said:
“United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, following consultations with chairs of regional groups, informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Heidi Mendoza of the Philippines as the new Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services for a five-year non-renewable term.”
Mendoza has served as one of the two commissioners of the Philippines’ Commission on Audit (COA) since 2011. She heads the audit committee on public sector auditing standards board and serving as external auditor for the Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization and International Labor Organization.
“As a certified public accountant, Mendoza has over 20 years of service in government particularly in the field of audit, investigation, fraud examination, anti-corruption and integrity advocacy,” the UN said.