The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA), was founded in 1959 as an affiliate body to The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) (formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), and is now one of the Divisions of CGI. Currently, MAICSA has more than 4,200 members (comprising Fellows and Associates) and Graduates, 1,800 students and 600 Affiliates on its register.
There are two classes of membership of the Institute, ie Fellows and Associates. All qualified members of the Institute are entitled to describe themselves as Chartered Secretaries and Chartered Governance Professional and use the designatory letters, FCIS (CS) (CGP) or ACIS (CS)(CGP) as appropriate. Fellowship is the senior grade of membership. Another grade, GradCG comprises those who have successfully completed the examinations but have not yet gained sufficient qualifying service for Associateship.
In tandem with its mission of developing good corporate professionals, MAICSA is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical values within the corporate secretarial profession. MAICSA also acts as a change catalyst in the corporate arena, participating actively in the enhancement of corporate governance.
To be the premier professional body in promoting good governance and best practices in organisations.
To provide education and training in good governance, ethical practices and corporate administration.
To undertake research, development and publication of governance guides and standards.
To commit Chartered Secretaries to uphold and advocate good governance principles and practices.
Structure of the Institute
The Institute is governed by a Council consisting of elected Fellows of the Institute. The Council also establishes various Committees and Task Forces to assist in the running of the Institute. In the management and day-to-day operations of the Institute, the Council is supported by the Secretariat.