People: AES Corp (AES.N)
19 Dec 2013
Ms. Sharon Virag has been appointed as Vice President, Controller of AES Corp., effective May 13, 2013. Since 2012, Ms. Virag has been the Global Controller for the General Electric (“GE”) Oil & Gas Division, where she is responsible for all aspects of Controllership for a $17B division with 37,000 people in over 100 countries. Prior to this role, she also served as the Global Controller for GE Power & Water since 2010. Prior to joining GE, Ms. Virag held multiple posts, both domestic and international, at General Motors Company (“GM”) from 2008 to 2010, including Assistant Corporate Controller; Controller, GM Asia/Pacific; and Director of Internal Control and Sox Compliance. In addition to her private sector experience, Ms. Virag has held multiple positions at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from 2005 to 2008, where she served as the Project Leader for Auditing Standard No. 5, the Board’s requirements/regulations for Sarbanes-Oxley 404 and acted as staff liaison to the Securities & Exchange Commission Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting. She started her financial career in auditing, where she held various staff and public accounting roles, including working for Deloitte & Touche, LLP from 1998 to 2004 as an Audit Senior Manager and Audit Manager. Her primary responsibility at Deloitte & Touche was to manage multiple engagements simultaneously through all phases of the audit - her industry specializations included manufacturing, consumer products and financial services. Ms. Virag has a BSBA in Accounting (magna cum laude) from California State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona.
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