CSIA is governed by a Council consisting of the honorary members (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer as elected from the member bodies), past presidents, co-opted members and representatives of each national member organisation.
Articles of Association
CSIA Executive Committee Members
- TESPOK (Telecommunications Service Providers of Kenya) - Director and Chairman for seven years
- KEPSA - Governor for the ICT Sector for five years
- Hello Doctors Ltd (aka “Sema Doc”) - serving as a non-executive Director
- Metropolitan Cannon Life Kenya Ltd - serving as a non-executive Director.
- Presidential Digital Talent Program – serving as a member of the Advisory Board
- A member of Special Economic Zones Task force (developed the Bill that is now an Act of Parliament)
- A member of the ICT, Energy, Transport and Infrastructure Taskforce (developed the Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill in year 2015)
Ms. Karyn Southgate
FCIS | Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa
Karyn Southgate (FCIS) has a B Com Honours in Economics. She was president of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa in 2016/2017. She currently serves on various CSSA Committees:
• Professional Practice Group (former chairman)
• Executive Committee
• Nominations Committee
• Mentor Trust which is a bursary scheme that CSSA runs for disadvantaged students.
She is financial director at Flanagan & Gerard Property Investment and Development which owns numerous shopping complexes in South Africa.Karyn also runs a small accounting practice, TidySum Accounting Solutions CC. Previously she was Management Accountant at Amalgamated Beverage Industries. Prior to that, Karyn has lectured in accounting, taxation and economics.
Mr. CS Ranjeet Pandey
Past President | The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
A Fellow Member of the Institute of Companies
Secretaries of India (ICSI) and a Law Graduate from Faculty of Law, University
of Delhi, CS Ranjeet Pandey is the Past President of ICSI and is also the
Vice-President of Corporate Secretaries International Association Limited
(CSIA), effective 1 January 2020.
Having over 15 years of experience in the field of Corporate and Commercial Laws, he is also an Insolvency Professional, registered with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) and an ex-officio member of the Advisory Board of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM).
A member of the Primary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI, he has also been a member of the Working Committee of Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), for streamlining working under the Companies Act, 2013. Apart from these CS Pandey is a member of the Steering Committee of National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR), and Committee for Finalizing BRR format for Listed and Unlisted entities and has also contributed on the High Level Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility of MCA.
His journey to the Chair began from the Regional Council of NIRC of ICSI wherein he served as a member for two consecutive terms i.e., 2007-10 and 2011-14. It was during his able Chairmanship that NIRC received the Best Regional Council Award in 2011. Setting benchmarks and achieving feats he was further elected to the Central Council of ICSI for the term 2015-18 and re-elected for the period 2019-22. During his first term, his membership in Boards like the Secretarial Standards Board (SSB) and designation as Chairman at various Committees including the Golden Jubilee Organizing Committee evidently proves his leadership skills as well as his knack for not just corporate laws but allied arenas as well. The role played by him in carving the ICSI Vision 2022 too has been well acclaimed.
A firm believer in the significance of quality education and continuous training & skill upgradation and above all right amount of motivation in the effective and efficient dispensing with responsibilities by professionals, CS Pandey is a regular speaker at various national and international academic, industry and media forums.
A prominent advisor in the areas of Corporate Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Compliances & Due-diligence, CS Ranjeet Pandey feels immensely proud of the role played by Governance Professionals in shaping the corporate culture and that of the Institute in transforming the Indian business arena.
Ms. Chua Siew Chuan
FCIS | Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Ms Chua Siew Chuan FCIS is the Immediate Past President of MAICSA, having been elected to the MAICSA Council in May 2011. She was President of the Institute from June 2014 - July 2016. She is Chairman of the Technical & Professional Practice Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Membership Committee. She is one the Institute's representatives on the Corporate Practice Consultative Forum (CPCF) and the CPCF Secretarial Practice Sub-Committee set up by the Companies Commission of Malaysia, and also Chairman of the Company Secretaries Consultative Group (CSCG). She was elected as Fellow of the Institute in 1997. She was the winner of the ROC-MAICSA Company Secretary Award in 1999.
Siew Chuan is the Institute’s representative on the Council of Corporate Secretaries International Association Limited (CSIA) and was elected as Vice President of CSIA for 2017. She is also the Institute’s representative on the ASEAN Corporate Secretaries Network.
She is the Managing Director of Securities Services (Holdings) Sdn Bhd which provides corporate secretarial, share registration, accounting, payroll, liquidation, management consultancy and advisory services to a wide range of clients. She has more than three decades of experience in secretarial practice and is presently the company secretary of several public listed companies.
Siew Chuan is the author of The Hands-On Guide of Company Secretarial Essentials Malaysia (published by CCH Asia Pte Limited) and The MAICSA Company Secretarial Practice Manual (published by MAICSA in collaboration with CCH Asia Pte Limited).
Apart from her professional engagement, she is also involved in several non-profit charitable foundations for the blind, arts and culture and youth organizations. She is a member of Industry Expert Advisory Panel (IEAP) for Bachelor of Corporate Administration (Honours) Programme and also a panel committee of TARCian Alumni Association (TAA) of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC).
Ms. Letitia Gaga
FCIS | Institute of Chartered Secretaries Administrators in Zimbabwe
A seasoned financial expect , Mrs Gaga is the Finance and Administration Director at Baines Avenue Clinic.
She chairs the clinic’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the Board’s Finance, Audit and Procurement Committees. She is currently spearheading a Baines Avenue Clinic project to establish a Paediatrics Hospital.
She has more than 20 years both in public and private sector finance. Her core areas of competence include organisational development, strategic management, investment promotion, operations management and employee relations.
Mrs Gaga holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
She also holds a Diploma in Transformational Leadership and Leadership for Women from the Success Motivation Institute.
She is a Fellow of the Institute, a past Chairperson of the Institute’s Harare Branch. A registered Public Accountant with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers (IMFO), South Africa.
She is a member of the Board of the Private Hospitals’ Association of Zimbabwe and Chairperson of the Conference Committee of Private Hospitals.
Mrs Gaga has worked as Acting Chief Executive of Baines Avenue Clinic and been Senior Accountant, Auditor and Salaries Administrator at the City of Harare.
Mr. Tom Omariba
Chairman | Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya
PAST PRESIDENT – CSIA
CS. Tom Omariba is a business leader with over 20 years’ experience at strategic, operations and at Board level in executive and non-executive roles. He is a finance, governance and compliance professional with a wealth of experience in telecommunications, media and insurance industries.
In addition, Tom is a well networked and successful leader with a strong managerial background at top level with local/international experience and cross-culture exposure.
He is currently the Managing Director at Thompson Associates with extensive experience in Business Leadership. Previously he has worked as Chief Executive Officer at MTN Business for over 7 years, Chief Financial Officer at UUNET Kenya and Zambia. He has also worked for AfricaOnline and Nation Media Group.
CS. Omariba has been involved in high level stakeholder engagement including;
He has an MBA from University of Nairobi and a BSc from Moi University. His Professional Qualifications include Fellowship of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPA) and Certified Public Secretary (CS).
Tom is Trained and Certified in Leadership and Corporate Governance and an Approved Executive Coach by Strathmore Business School.
Outside his professional life, Tom is passionate about the environment, education and the family. He is married with children.
Ms. Grace Tan
Chief Executive | Singapore Association of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Ms Grace TAN is the Chief Executive of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (SAICSA). She is a Fellow of the Institute Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
She works with the regulatory authorities in Singapore in profiling the profession of chartered secretaries as well as corporate/company secretaries. She is a participant in the OECD Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable.
She also work closely with company secretaries of listed companies in areas of compliance and governance. Her work also extends to the non-profit sector.
Grace is an Exco Member and Past President of the Corporate Secretaries International Association Limited (CSIA).
Ms. Samantha Suen
Chief Executive | Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
Ms Samantha Suen is the Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) since 1 July 2013. She has over 30 years of experience in the corporate secretarial departments of international accounting firms, law firm and multinational corporation. Samantha joined KPMG’s corporate secretarial department in 1993 and was a Principal between 1997 and 2003. She subsequently became a Managing Director of KCS Limited until 2007 when she left the company to pursue her other interests.
Samantha has a very long association with the HKICS and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). She was elected an Associate in 1982 and a Fellow in 1998. Throughout the years, in addition to being a Council member and Honorary Treasurer of HKICS, she was also a member of several committees and panels. Samantha was elected President of HKICS and the China Division’s International Representative on the ICSA Council in 2003.
Samantha was a member of the Sub-Committee of the Law Reform Committee for reviewing Part XI of the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance. She also served on the Hong Kong Companies Registry Customer Liaison Group, IRD Users’ Committee and Official Receiver’s Office Services Advisory Committee. She has been appointed by Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) as Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Corporate Governance of HSMC since 2014 for three years. Samantha is an Executive Committee Member of Corporate Secretaries International Association Limited of which HKICS is a founder member.
Samantha also holds a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, USA and School of Business and Management of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Mr. Bode Ayeku
Vice President | Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria
Mr. Bode Ayeku is a Lawyer and Chartered Secretary with passion for excellence in all his endeavors. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 1991 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992. He obtained his Master of Laws degree from the University of Lagos in 1995.
He completed the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA) United Kingdom professional examinations in 1998. He is the President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.
He was appointed the Company Secretary / Legal Adviser of Nestlé Nigeria Plc with effect from 1 January 2008. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association (NECA) and the Chairman of the Committee of Legal Advisers and Company Secretaries of NECA. He has attended several local and international courses and presented papers at various programs.
Mr. Muzaffar Ahmed
President | Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh
Muzaffar Ahmed FCS, FCMA, is a known personality in the corporate arena of the country and a successful professional. Ahmed is the founder president of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Managers of Bangladesh (ICSMB). From 1997 as President and Council Member he pioneered Chartered Secretary profession.
Ahmed also served the Institute of Cost Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) for 18 years as Director, Council Member, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President, and lastly he was elected as the President of that institute for the year 1999. He represented ICMAB in many national and international seminars and conferences. Starting his career as lecturer in the Department of Accounting in University of Chittagong in 1974. Ahmed served many national and international organizations in senior positions. ln his professional career Ahmed is the Founder of the Credit Rating Information and Services Limited (CRISL) and presently serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer. CRISL is the first ever multinational rating agency established in Bangladesh with the sponsorship and technical assistance of Rating Agency Malaysia Berhad (RAM) the premier rating agency of Malaysia and JCR-VIS Credit Rating Agency of Pakistan. As the President & CEO of CRISL, Ahmed has the privilege of looking at various sectors of national economy closely.
The financial Mirror rewarded Ahmed for his outstanding contribution towards Institutional Development in the Financial Sector of the country for the year 2004. Ahmed has many of, publications and has attended many conferences and seminars both at home and abroad and presented a number of technical paper as Resource Person.
Mr. Alan Evans
FCIS | Governance Institute of Australia
BBus (Law), FGIA, FCIS, MAICD — a non-executive and executive director and chairman with international experience in the energy and resources sectors. Former roles as General Manager Corporate Governance, Corporation Secretary and Director Business Development for Tasmania’s Hydro-Electric Corporation for the last 13 years and is now senior adviser to the board and management of the corporation. A corporate governance and secretarial practice and law professional, he has over 35 years of practical international experience at executive level including ASX listed companies and as an executive and non-executive director on boards in Australia and internationally. Alan is a member and past Chair of the Tasmanian Council and 2014 National President and Chair Governance Institute of Australia Ltd.