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Chief of Internal Audit
Bettina García Welsh is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Audit Executive for Leidos. She leads the internal audit function and is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance designed to add value and improve business operations. Her focus on talent development and collaboration with functions and line organizations enables her team to deliver informed perspectives on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management practices for financial, operational, and information system internal controls and governance processes across the enterprise.
Welsh has more than 30 years of experience driving successful performance in the government and commercial solutions and services markets. At Leidos (and previously SAIC), Welsh has held several finance leadership roles during her 15 years with the company. Prior to her current role, Welsh served as the Chief Financial Officer for the $3.5B National Security Sector of Leidos. Before joining Leidos in 2001, Welsh spent 13 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Principal Consultant/Senior Manager. While there, she led domestic and international, as well as government and public sector, modernization projects. Welsh began her career at Institute for Defense Analyses as a Research Assistant.
Welsh holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Swarthmore College and a Master of Accountancy degree from George Washington University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and an attendee of Wharton’s Executive Development Program. Welsh is a native Spanish speaker, and LATINA Style named her a Top 10 Corporate Executive of the Year for 2016.