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Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Friedhelm Düsterhöft, MSECB auditor for ISO 9001; ISO/IEC 20000-1; ISO/IEC 27001

Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Mitigating compliance misunderstandings and enhancing efficiency: I support organizations in eliminating costly compliance gaps and implementing robust management systems, encompassing often overlooked areas for streamlined operations.

About Friedhelm Düsterhöft

I am an experienced auditor with a diverse professional background, specializing in governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). With over 30 years of professional experience (10 years of experience as an auditor), I have worked extensively in those roles, providing valuable insights and guidance to organizations across various industries, including critical infrastructure sectors.

Throughout my professional journey, I have held positions of increasing responsibility, working closely with organizations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, optimize operations, and enhance overall efficiency. My deep understanding of GRC principles has allowed me to bridge the gap between technical expertise and regulatory compliance, offering comprehensive solutions to my client’s situations.

My clients highly appreciate my ability to communicate complex regulatory requirements clearly and understandably, helping organizations build a strong compliance culture and empowering employees at all levels to contribute to their compliance efforts.

I take great pride in my role as an auditor, consultant, and trainer in the GRC field. I have had the privilege of working with clients from different industries, which include critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, telecommunications, and finance. This exposure has enriched my knowledge and allowed me to develop a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges faced by different sectors. I ensure my clients receive the most relevant and beneficial guidance by staying up-to-date with industry regulations and best practices.

Throughout my career, I have fostered long-term relationships with clients based on trust, integrity, and the ability to deliver results. My commitment to excellence and continuous improvement has been instrumental in helping organizations establish robust governance structures, mitigate risks, and enhance their overall performance.

With my extensive experience, passion for excellence, and dedication to helping organizations thrive, I look forward to continuing my journey as an auditor, consultant, and trainer. I want to enable organizations to create compliance and operational efficiency for organizations from diverse industries.


About the experience in auditing


With over ten years of experience as an auditor, I have acquired knowledge and expertise in conducting thorough assessments and providing valuable insights to organizations across various industries. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients ranging from small businesses to large corporations, including those in critical infrastructure sectors.

As an auditor, I have encountered myriad challenges during my professional journey. One of the crucial challenges is navigating complex regulatory frameworks that are constantly evolving. Staying updated with regulatory changes and ensuring organizations’ compliance requires adaptability and continuous learning.

Another challenge is managing resistance or skepticism from organizations during audits. Some businesses may view audits as intrusive or unnecessary, making it essential to build rapport and communicate the value and benefits of the audit process.

Additionally, the diversity of industries I have worked with has posed unique challenges. Regulatory requirements and operational nuances vary by sector, requiring a customized approach to address compliance and risk management needs.

I aim to continue making a meaningful difference in the organizations I work with and to expand my expertise in emerging areas of compliance, such as data privacy and cybersecurity, to address the evolving challenges business face in an increasingly digital landscape.

Additionally, I aspire to share my knowledge and experiences through mentorship and training programs, nurturing the next generation of auditors, and promoting the importance of robust compliance cultures within organizations. By actively contributing to the auditing profession’s advancement, I aim to drive positive change, raise industry standards, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Ultimately, my goal is to be a trusted advisor and partner to organizations, helping them navigate the complex landscape of regulations, optimize their operations, and build a strong foundation for long-term success.

Friedhelm's experience with MSECB

My experience with MSECB has been exceptional. Conducting audits on behalf of MSECB has been a rewarding and fulfilling journey. From the outset, I was impressed by the professionalism, expertise, and commitment to excellence displayed by MSECB throughout our partnership.

Conducting audits on behalf of MSECB has been a seamless and enriching process. MSECB’s well-structured and comprehensive audit methodologies provide a robust framework for assessing organizations’ compliance and management systems. The thorough guidelines and criteria established by MSECB ensure consistency, objectivity, and integrity in the audit process. This enables auditors like myself to perform assessments with confidence and accuracy.

I chose to work with MSECB due to its outstanding reputation and standing in the industry. MSECB’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, credibility, and impartiality sets it apart from other certification bodies. Additionally, MSECB’s extensive range of certification programs across diverse industries, including critical infrastructure sectors, reflects its expertise and ability to cater to the unique needs of different organizations.

I wholeheartedly recommend others to become auditors for MSECB. MSECB’s unwavering commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement makes it an ideal choice for auditors seeking to make a significant impact in the field of audit and certification. As an auditor working with MSECB, I have witnessed firsthand the value and influence of the certifications issued by MSECB. They instill trust in stakeholders, drive a continuous improvement culture for organizations, and enhance their market reputation.

What distinguishes MSECB in this industry is its holistic approach to audits and certifications. MSECB goes beyond traditional compliance assessments by eliminating costly misunderstandings of compliance requirements, this unique approach ensures auditors address overlooked areas. 

In conclusion, my experience with MSECB has been exceptional. Conducting audits on behalf of MSECB has provided me with a platform to contribute to organizational success, foster continuous improvement, and make a positive impact. I highly recommend others become auditors for MSECB, as it offers an exceptional opportunity to work with a reputable organization that values professionalism, credibility, and customer satisfaction. MSECB’s dedication to excellence and unique approach to audits and certifications truly distinguishes it in this industry.


MSECB Auditor Profile

Friedhelm Düsterhöft has been part of the MSECB auditors’ network since 2017. During these years, he has led many ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 20000-1, and ISO 9001 audits. Friedhelm’s attention to detail, unwavering commitment to accuracy, and deep understanding of the ISO industry have been greatly appreciated by MSECB and its clients. His dedication to the highest standard of integrity makes him an invaluable asset to our company. 

We are honored to have him as part of our MSECB auditor network!

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