Andrea Rista


Andrea Rista is Director at Protiviti Italy and Protiviti Bulgaria, with focus on Business Risk Consulting, Corporate Governance and Internal Audit services.

In Protiviti since 2004, he developed strong skills in internal audit, risk management, corporate governance, and internal control over financial reporting, leading several complex engagements on large organisations, in both Manufacturing and Government Sector.

Since 2020, he has been appointed as Sofia office lead, being in-charge for the development of the Protiviti Center of Excellence.

Major projects

Some of the Protiviti major project where Andrea had the responsibility for client management, project planning, team coordination and quality of delivery:

  • ICFR model design, implementation & testing for many multinational listed companies and Groups (i.e. for SOX, J-SOX and L. 262/05 purposes)
  • IA outsourcing/co-sourcing engagement for leading listed companies (Manufacturing, Automotive, Retail and Construction Sector), with full responsibility on conducting financial, operational & compliance audit
  • Quality Assessment review of Internal Audit Department for a leading manufacturing Group
  • Risk Assessment projects for Internal Audit Plan definition purposes
  • Enterprise Risk Management projects for multinational listed companies
  • Setup and implementation of the Group Compliance Programme for multinational Manufacturing Groups
  • Setup of Global Anti-corruption / Antifraud Programme for a multinational company leader in a leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of premium, luxury and sports eyewear
  • GRC programme setup and implementation for leading Groups of CPG & Automotive Sector
  • Global Internal Audit outsourcing engagement for a Major Bank – Team Leader for Italy and Bulgaria

Areas of Expertise​

  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Internal Audit

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Consumer Goods
  • Government


  • Bachelor degree in Business Management at University of Turin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Member of IIA - Institute of Internal Audit (Italy Chapter)
  • IIA - Quality Assessment Review (QAR) certified