16 Dec CAE Strategic Relationships: Building Rapport with the Executive Suite

Year of Publication: 2013
Author: Mohammad J.
Abdol mohammadi (Ali),
Sridhar Ramamoorti (Sri),
Gerrit Sarens

Chief audit executives (CAEs) intuitively know that building bridges with the executive suiteis critical for performance effectiveness. This insightful collection of case studies shows CAE show to build and leverage their relationship with the executive suite for better organisational outcomes.

This report uses the relational coordination framework to uncover the core elements of successful business relationships for CAEs and their executive suite counterparts. Candid observations from CAEs and CEOs at large organisations in the U.S. and Europe reveal how to:

  • Create shared goals about internal audit’s role and priorities.
  • Build shared knowledge about the organisation and internal audit’s role.
  • Establish mutual respect for internal audit capabilities and leadership.
  • Enable high-quality communication that anticipates and responds to organisational imperatives.


Through CAE Strategic Relationships, you can revitalise relationships, enhancecommunications, and build better rapport with your executive suite today.