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.


Vice President: Mr. Taiwo Gbenga Owokalade, FCIS

Honorary Treasurer: Mr. Francis Olawale, FCIS


Registrar/ CEO: Mrs. Taiwo Ganiyat Olusesi, FCIS

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 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).

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) is a leading recognised professional body dedicated to enhancing the status and practice of corporate governance and administration in both the public and private sectors of the economy. The Institute’s Qualification is recognised globally. ICSAN is the only professional body authorised in Nigeria to conduct the examinations leading to the qualification of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. ICSAN is a member of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), registered as a global voice for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

Who we Are

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.

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

Chartered Secretaries are highly-valued by employers and benefit from a career that is well-remunerated and flexible. Once qualified, Chartered Secretaries can choose to work in the public, private or not-for-profit or set up their own business. Welcome to the profession with a world of possibilities.

1988
The Institute was registered under the Companies Act 1968

1991
ICSAN was granted Chartered by Decree 19 of 1991 (Now ACT CAP 113 LFN 2004)

2010
ICSAN became a member of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA).

2011
ICSAN commenced its’ indigenous exams in June, 2011. Examinations are conducted twice in a year, June and December. With the indigenous examinations, national laws and codes of various regulatory agencies are considered in the course of study.

2016
ICSAN study packs were published in 2016

Why choose ICSAN

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.

ICSAN Council Members

S/NO 

NAME

POSITION

MEM. STATUS

1

MR. BODE AYEKU

PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL

FCIS

2

MR. TAIWO GBENGA OWOKALADE

VICE PRESIDENT

FCIS

3

MR. FRANCIS OLAWALE

HON. TREASURER

FCIS

4

MR. SAMUEL KOLAWOLE 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

5

PROF. NAT OFO

PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

6

DR. SULEYMAN ABDU NDANUSA

PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

7

MR.TESLIM O. BUSARI, SAN

PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

8

MR. HAKEEM OGUNNIRAN

PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

9

DR. NOSIKE AGOKEI

PAST PRESIDENT

FCIS

10

OTUNBA MESHIOYE FRANCIS

IMMEDIATE PAST HON. TREASURER

FCIS

11

MRS. ABIOLA LASEINDE

MEMBER

FCIS

12

MR. ADEYINKA HASSAN

MEMBER

FCIS

13

MR. BABATUNDE PELEWURA

MEMBER

FCIS

14

MRS. BENEDICTA SADARE

MEMBER

FCIS

15

LADY CHETA NWABUIKE

MEMBER

FCIS

16

MRS. FUNMI EKUNDAYO

MEMBER

FCIS

17

MRS. JACQUELINE O ODIADI

MEMBER

FCIS

18

MRS. LYNDA ONEFELI

MEMBER

FCIS

19

DR. NECHI EZEAKO

MEMBER

FCIS

20

MR. SESAN SOBOWALE

MEMBER

FCIS

21

MR. TONY OKONMAH

MEMBER

FCIS

22

MRS. UTO UKPANAH

MEMBER

FCIS

23

MISS. VICTORIA OYERONKE OPAJOBI

MEMBER

FCIS

24

MR. YOMI ADEBANJO

MEMBER

FCIS

ICSAN Committees

S/N

NAME OF COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN

1

EXECUTIVE (EXCO)

Mr. Bode Ayeku , FCIS

2

CONFERENCE & AGM 

Mr. Taiwo Owokalade, FCIS

3

FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES 

Mr. Taiwo Owokalade, FCIS

4

NOMINATIONS AND GOVERNANCE

Mr. Tony Okonmah, FCIS

5

IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING 

Mrs. Jacqueline Odiadi, FCIS

6

REMUNERATION

Otunba Francis Meshioye, FCIS

7

MEMBERSHIP AND BRANCH LIAISON

Mr. Yomi Adebanjo, FCIS

8

AUDIT

Mr. Babatunde Pelewura, FCIS 

9

PUBLIC LECTURE

Mr. Sesan Sobowale, FCIS

10

GOVERNANCE CAPACITY BUILDING

Mr. Adeyinka Hassan, FCIS

11

PUBLIC PRACTICE

Mrs. Benedicta Sadare, FCIS

12

BUILDING PROJECT

Mrs. Uto Ukpanah, FCIS

13

PUBLICITY AND ADVOCACY

Mrs. Lynda Onefeli, FCIS

14

LAW REFORM

Mrs. Funmi Ekundayo, FCIS

15

CORPORATE MEMBERS

Mrs. Abiola Laseinde, FCIS

16

EDUCATION

Dr. Nosike Agokei, FCIS

17

PAST PRESIDENTS

Prince J.A.A Adebayo, FCIS

18

PUBLICATIONS

Mr. Francis Olawale, FCIS

19

VISITATION / ACTIVATION

Miss Ronke Opajobi, FCIS

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