Laura Lew, CPADirector, Internal Audit and Risk Management
Laura Lew is responsible for leading and managing FHI 360’s internal audit and risk management program within the Office of Compliance and Internal Audit. The internal audit program conducts risk-based audits of global projects and operations to ensure that FHI 360, its subsidiaries, projects and country offices are in compliance with internal policies, host country laws and funders’ rules and regulations.
Lew has more than 20 years of experience as a certified accountant and auditor. She has deep expertise in internal audit, risk and compliance programs, which include monitoring compliance with government regulations, financial reporting and contract requirements at international nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining FHI 360, Lew served for more than 16 years at The Nature Conservancy, most recently as the Chief Audit Officer. In that capacity, she led the internal audit program that monitored the organization’s compliance with its policies and procedures worldwide. She also oversaw the grantee monitoring program and worked in collaboration with program management to improve controls and processes.
Lew has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University. She is a certified public accountant, certified internal auditor and certified fraud examiner.