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)
Mr. Tom Omariba
Chairman | Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya
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. 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.
Ms. Letitia Gaga
Treasurer | Institute of Chartered Secretaries Administrators in Zimbabwe
MRS LETITIA GAGA - CSIA ZIMBABWE DIVISION’S REPRESENTATIVE
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. CS Ranjeet Pandey
Secretary | Institute of Company Secretaries of India
CS RANJEET PANDEY
PRESIDENT, THE ICSI
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 took over as the President of the ICSI in January, 2019 and is also the Secretary, Corporate Secretaries International Association Limited (CSIA). 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. 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 the Immediate 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. Samuel Kolawole
Vice President | Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria
An accomplished professional in both the legal and administrative fields, Mr. Kolawole has built a career that has spanned about 24 years, beginning in 1991 when he served as a Youth Corps member at the Customs, Immigration & Prisons Service Board.
Born on the 9th of June 1968, Mr. Samuel Kolawole attended Ansar-Ud-een Primary School III, Itire, Surulere, Lagos State from 1974 to 1980, and attended Ijeshatedo Grammar School, Okota, Isolo, Lagos State between 1980 and 1985.
Mr. Kolawole is a product of the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, where he got his Bachelor of Law degree in 1990, graduating as the best student in Commercial Law, and the best student in Law of Banking. Subsequently, he was called to Bar in 1991 and worked as a Counsel with Austin Mamedu & Co. from 1992-1993, as a Legal Officer with Allied Bank of Nigeria between 1993 and 1998, as a Liquidation Officer with Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1998-2000, and as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser with University Press Plc from 2001-2005. In March 2005, he became the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of University Press Plc, thus making a switch from law to administration.
Since 2005 when he has served as MD/CEO at University Press Plc, Mr. Kolawole has had landmark achievements and impacted greatly on the organisation.
Apart from his degree in Law, Mr. Kolawole holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction from University of Liverpool, as well as professional certificates from the Council of Legal Education (1991), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London) (1996), National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (2011), and Nigeria Institute of Management (2015). Currently, Mr. Samuel Kolawole is studying for a doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Liverpool.
He has also attended various professional courses and trainings both within and outside Nigeria. Some of them are: Understanding Digital Rights in a Digital Selling World, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt (October 2010); Strategic Publishing Management – Publishing Training Institute, London (2008); Business to Business Marketing Strategy Course – Harvard Business School (2008); and Total Quality Management Course held at Allied Bank Training School, Lagos.
While working full time in various capacities, Mr. Kolawole has at the same time been committed to various professional bodies and institutes. He serves as Vice President, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) from 2015 to 2017; Council Member, Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (West Zone); Chairman, African Publishers Network (APNET). He is also immediate past Chairman, Nigeria Book Fair Trust and Immediate past President, Nigerian Publishers Association. His membership of professional bodies includes:· Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (FCIS)
· Fellow, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN)
· Member, Institute of Directors (M.IoD)
· Honorary Fellow, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (FSTAN)
· Honorary Fellow, Mathematical Association of Nigeria (FMAN)
· Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management
· Member, Nigerian Bar Association.
For his commitment to industry and his organisational acumen, Mr. Samuel Kolawole earned the 2015 Businessday Top 25 CEOs in Nigeria award.
Mr. Kolawole was elected President of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria on 30th June, 2017.
Mr. Samuel Kolawole has a good collection of publications, research papers and other presentations at different fora. They include:· “The Challenges of Publishing and Printing in an era of Economic Downturn in Nigeria: Publishers’ Perspective” – Paper presented at the Nigerian Publishers Association Workshop at the Nigerian International Book Fair, 10th May, 2016.
· "How to run Effective and Result-Oriented Board Meetings" The Flagship (A Publication of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration of Nigeria (Lagos State Chapter). Vol. 1 No. 15, May 2016.
· "The Challenges of Publishing and Printing in an era of Economic Downturn In Nigeria: A Publisher’s Perspective" - Being text of paper presented at a Seminar organised by Nigerian Publishers Association at Nigerian International Book-fair, Lagos, 2016.
· “Assessing the Influence of Corporate Branding and Product Branding on Customers’ Patronage: A Case Study in the Nigerian Publishing Industry” – A dissertation submitted to the University of Liverpool, UK, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of MBA degree, 2011.
· “Profitable Textbook Publishing and What Needs to be Understood” – Paper delivered at the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Conference on book development in Africa held in Nairobi, Kenya between 3rd and 5th October 2011.
· “Tools for Growing Your Business” – Paper presented at the Maximum Impact Seminar Series (M.I.S.S.) organised by the Latter House Church, Ibadan on 9th September 2011.
· “Legal Liabilities in Publishing” – Being text of a lecture delivered at the 2003 Regional Training of the Trainers’ Workshop of the African Publishers Network (APNET) held between 1st and 4th July 2003.
· “Legal Aspects of Selling” – Being text of a lecture delivered at the 2002 Sales Representation/Marketing Course III of the Nigerian Publishers Association held from 26th-30th August 2002.
· “Legal Aspects of Exportation of Books” – Being text of a lecture delivered at the 2002 Sales Representation/Marketing Course III of the Nigerian Publishers Association held from 26th-30th August 2002.
· “Legal Aspects of Publishing” – The Publisher, Vol. 9, No. 1, May 2002.
· “Perfection and Documentation of Securities” – Being text of a lecture delivered at the Bank Lending and Credit Administration Course for Officers/Managers at Allied Bank Training Centre on 23rd September 1993.
· “An Analysis of Consumer Protection Under Nigerian Law” – LL.B Long Essay Project, July 1990.
Mr. Simon Osborne
Chief Executive | Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Simon Osborne FCIS is Chief Executive of ICSA and Joint Head of ICSA Board Evaluation. Based in London, he is responsible for the management of ICSA in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories (UKRIAT) region. Mr Osborne is a Fellow of ICSA and has over 40 years’ industry experience.
Simon joined ICSA in 2003 as Head of ICSA Board Evaluation. In 2005, he became Chairman of the ICSA Company Secretaries’ Forum. He was appointed Chief Executive in 2011.
Before ICSA, Simon worked at Railtrack Group PLC for 10 years, initially as Group Secretary and General Counsel and later as the Group Legal Director. Prior to this, he worked at the British Railways Board as Head of Legal Department.
Simon is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and serves on its Bylaws and Procedures Committee. He is a non-executive director of Crown Business Communications Ltd and of MNN Holdings Ltd. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Railway Benefit Fund.
Mr Osborne qualified first as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 1973.
Mr. Mohammad Sanaullah
President | Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh
Mohammad Sanaullah FCS is the President (2016-2019) of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). He is the first elected President (2010-13) of the Institute after the enactment of the Chartered Secretaries Act 2010.
He is a Fellow and Founder Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). He was elected in the ICSB Council several times and played an instrumental role for the enactment of CS Act 2010. Moreover, he was the Past President of the International Federation of Company Secretaries (IFCS) and Past President of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Managers of Bangladesh (ICSMB).
Mr. Sanaullah is the Corporate Affairs Director and Company Secretary of Singer Bangladesh Limited, a Multinational Company, with over 31 years of rich and varied exposure in business, corporate management and governance in Corporate Sector.
He is also a certified Trainer on Corporate Governance - Board Leadership of the Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) of International Finance Corporation (IFC). He is a Director of Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM). Former Vice President, Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB);
He is a fellow Member of the Institute of Personnel Management, Bangladesh and a Former Council Member (2005-07) of Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM). He is also a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, USA.
Mr. Sanaullah is a visiting Faculty Member of MBA programme of several leading Universities in Bangladesh.
He is also a Member of the Trade, Tariff, Taxation & Company Affairs Committee, Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
In addition to that, he has developed and contributed significantly to various professional development programmes and workshops organized by the Institute and various forums both at home and abroad. His contributions towards the development of the profession of Chartered Secretaries in Bangladesh is remarkable.
Mr. Sanaullah did his Graduation with Hon's and Masters in Accounting from University of Dhaka in 1980 and 1981 respectively. He had an MBA in Marketing and Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management. So far he visited many countries like USA, France, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, China, South Africa, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India etc.
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).
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.