Laust Helmig Becomes 19th LSUCIA Alumnus to Earn Student Highest Achievement Award

08/01/2014 12:03 PM

BATON ROUGE – Laust Helmig, who earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business in 2011, is the 19th alumnus of the LSU Center for Internal Auditing to be awarded the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Glenn E. Sumners Student Highest Achievement Award. Helmig, now an associate in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division in New York City, received a commemorative trophy, which was presented at the IIA International Conference held in June in London.

A native of Denmark, Helmig was a member of LSU’s swimming and diving team. In 2010, the Tiger Athletic Foundation named him its Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and he twice received the Wally Pontiff Jr. Academic Excellence Award. Although Helmig took the exam as a student, IIA does not present the student highest achievement award until after those who did take the exam are awarded their certification.

“It was truly a great experience to participate in the 2014 IIA International Conference in London with world-class speakers and opportunities to network with professionals from every industry from countries around the world,” Helmig said. “As a perfect conclusion to the conference, it was an honor to be one of two LSU Tigers to receive an award on stage in front of 2,000 internal audit professionals.”

In addition to Helmig’s honor, fellow E. J. Ourso College alumnus Andrew Carmichael received the IIA’s Esther R. Sawyer Research Award during the conference.

The Center for Internal Auditing at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business is a multidisciplinary program with students from many different business and non-business majors and is considered the premier internal audit program in the world. LSUCIA serves as a model for similar university programs internationally and provides training to graduate and undergraduate students to develop an understanding of the internal auditing profession, which encompasses governance, risk, enterprise risk management, controls, and technology. For more information, visit

Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014