JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, today announced that Katy Thompson has been named Chief Audit Executive. Upon assuming this position, Thompson will have global responsibility for the successful planning, execution and strategic direction of the FIS internal audit function and will report directly to the Audit Committee of the FIS Board of Directors.
With more than 20 years internal audit experience, Thompson formally joins FIS after serving in the interim Chief Audit Executive role since June 2011, as Florida practice leader for Experis Finance, LLC (formally Jefferson Wells International, Inc.). Prior to Experis, Thompson served as managing director at Protiviti Inc., a global risk consulting and internal audit firm, and as an internal auditor with a large financial institution before joining a “Big 5” public accounting firm’s internal audit consulting practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.
FIS is committed to providing a robust, independent internal audit function that is proactive in developing and executing a risk-based internal audit plan. Thompson will represent FIS’ audit functions with clients, vendors and regulatory agencies.
FIS (NYSE: FIS) is the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies. With a long history deeply rooted in the financial services sector, FIS serves more than 14,000 institutions in over 100 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 32,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing and banking solutions, providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that drives financial institutions. First in financial technology, FIS tops the annual FinTech 100 list, is 426 on the Fortune 500 and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit www.fisglobal.com.
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