About ICSAN

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) is a leading recognized professional body in Nigeria dedicated to enhancing the status and practice of Corporate Governance and Public Administration. ICSAN is the only professional body authorized in Nigeria to conduct the examinations leading to the qualification of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

The Institute is a member of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), a Hong Kong-registered global organization, dedicated to developing and growing the study and practice of Secretaryship to improve professional standards, the quality of governance practice and to improve organizational performance. The Association is the global voice of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

Membership strength:

Fellows: 537
Associates: 1528
Graduates: 985

Vision, Mission and Objectives

Vision

To be the foremost Professional Institution in Nigeria in the area of Corporate and Public Governance Administration.

Mission

The promotion and advancement of the efficient administration of commerce and industry in the public and private sector by the development of the study and practice of Corporate and Public Governance Administration.

Objectives

  1. To develop and promote the professional ideals, standards, ethics, code of conduct and the interests of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
  2. Encourage potential Chartered Secretaries and Administrators to acquire professional qualification, organise continuing education programmes and refresher courses for the profession.
  3. Create opportunities for social interaction, communication, and solidarity among the members.
  4. Establish students’ section for the encouragement and development of student activities.

Our History

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), was originally founded in England in October 1891 and was known as the Institute of Secretaries. In 1902 it was granted its Royal Charter and became the Chartered Institute of Secretaries. The name has since been changed to The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) to more fully describe the status and capabilities of the members.

Today, CGI has divisions in many countries of the world. The Institute in Nigeria was established more than 50 years ago as an associate of the international body. The Nigerian Chapter was granted autonomy in August, 1988, and incorporated under the Companies Act 1968. It became Chartered by Decree 19 of 1991 (Now INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SECRETARIES AND ADMINISTRATORS OF NIGERIA ACT CAP I13 LFN 2004).

What We Do

As work practices and employers’ requirements change, the Institute’s Post-Qualifying Education (PQE) helps Chartered Secretaries adapt by updating their knowledge and skills throughout their career. This is achieved through a range of programmes e.g. conferences, workshops, public lecture, roundtable on corporate governance and Mandatory Continuing Professional Education (MCPE).

Why ICSAN is different

Our Qualifying Scheme is unique. No other professional body provides a post graduate qualification that is as broad based as the ICSAN’s. Chartered Secretaries and Administrators are trained in business, corporate governance, company law, management, finance, administration, management information system and company secretaryship.

Our Landmarks

  • Commencement of the Nigerian Scheme of the Examinations in 2011
  • Commencement of the Fasttrack to Membership of the Institute
  • Projection of the Ethos of Corporate Governance via various programmes of the Institute and the print and electronic media
  • Publication of high quality and robust resource materials on Corporate Governance Practices
  • Election of a Past President of ICSAN as the President of CSIA (2022)
  • Establishment of Strategic Sectoral Groups for entrenchment of Corporate Governance
  • Design and Launch of the prototype of the ICSAN Towers

ICSAN Council Members

S/NO 

NAME

POSITION

MEM. STATUS

1

MR. TAIWO ‘GBENGA OWOKALADE

PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL

FCIS

2

MRS. FUNMI EKUNDAYO

VICE PRESIDENT

FCIS

3

MR. FRANCIS OLAWALE

HON. TREASURER

FCIS

4

MR. BODE AYEKU  

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

5

MR. SAMUEL KOLAWOLE 

PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

6

PROF. NAT OFO

PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

7

MR. DELE TOGUNDE

MEMBER

FCIS

8

MR. BABATUNDE PELEWURA

MEMBER

FCIS

9

MRS. BENEDICTA SADARE

MEMBER

FCIS

10

LADY CHETA NWABUIKE

MEMBER

FCIS

11

MRS. JACQUELINE O ODIADI

MEMBER

FCIS

12

MRS. LYNDA ONEFELI

MEMBER

FCIS

13

MR. SESAN SOBOWALE

MEMBER

FCIS

14

MR. TONY OKONMAH

MEMBER

FCIS

15

MRS. UTO UKPANAH

MEMBER

FCIS

16

MISS. VICTORIA OYERONKE OPAJOBI

MEMBER

FCIS

17

MR. YOMI ADEBANJO

MEMBER

FCIS

18

MRS. MARILYN EZE

MEMBER

FCIS

19

MRS. ABIOLA LASEINDE

MEMBER

FCIS

20

DR. ADEYINKA HASSAN

MEMBER

FCIS

21

MR. TIJJANI HABIBU

MEMBER

FCIS

22

HON. WAKIL MOHAMMED

MEMBER

FCIS

23

MRS. TAIWO GANIYAT OLUSESI

SECRETARY TO COUNCIL

FCIS

ICSAN Committees

S/N

NAME OF COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN

1

CONFERENCE & AGM 

Mrs Funmi Ekundayo, FCIS

2

FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES 

Mrs. Funmi Ekundayo, FCIS

3

PUBLICATIONS

Mr. Leo Okafor, FCIS

4

NOMINATIONS AND GOVERNANCE

Lady Cheta Nwabuike, FCIS

5

IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING 

Mr. Tony Okonmahi, FCIS

6

REMUNERATION

Mr. Dele Togunde, FCIS

7

MEMBERSHIP AND BRANCH LIAISON

Mr. Yomi Adebanjo, FCIS

8

AUDIT

Mr. Babatunde Pelewura, FCIS 

9

EDUCATION

Professor Wole Adewunmi, FCIS

10

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE CAPACITY BUILDING

Dr. Adeyinka Hassan, FCIS

11

GOVERNANCE PRACTITIONERS

Mr. Francis Olawale, FCIS

12

BUILDING PROJECT

Mrs. Uto Ukpanah, FCIS

13

PUBLICITY AND ADVOCACY

Mrs. Lynda Onefeli, FCIS

14

LAW REFORM

Mrs. Jacqueline Odiadi, FCIS

15

CORPORATE MEMBERS AND TRAINING

Mrs. Abiola Laseinde, FCIS

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria