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Company Secretary Job in Kenya

Job Title: Company Secretary

Company Profile: Our client has evolved over the past two decades to become one of Africa's leading banks with a unique reputation for innovation, excellent customer service, Corporate Social Responsibility and internationally accepted corporate governance standards.

Job Summary: Reporting to Group CEO and the Group Board, this position is responsible for ensuring that the Bank complies with all relevant laws and regulations and provision of legal services and compliance with best practice standards of corporate governance.

The Company Secretary is Secretary to the Board, and acts as a point of communication between the Board of Directors.

He/ she will maintain the company procedures and developments and is the Custodian of all business contracts.

The Company Secretary manages the Legal Department.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Secretary to the Group Board
  • Organize, prepare agendas for, and take minutes of Board meetings and annual general meetings and communicate promptly decisions made for appropriate action or Implementation.
  • Maintain statutory books,
  • Ensure that the Bank’s legal risks are managed effectively and efficiently.
  • Provide advice to the business on legal and governance implications of proposed policies and/or decisions.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and take appropriate action.
  • Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and ensure proper, timely and cost- effective advice is available to the Bank.
  • Monitor the Bank’s Securities & Documentation Units and ensure efficiency in its operations
  • Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory requirements.
  • Manage the Bank’s Share Registry and ensure efficiency in its operations.
  • Manage functional teams’ performance and development.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • A strong technical understanding of the regulatory environment with respect to the statutory and regulatory authorities
  • Proven ability to lead projects and initiatives that drive performance.
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate, regulatory and company law, rules and norms.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience and Qualification Requirements:
  • Law Degree
  • Advocate of the High Court.
  • Certified Public Secretary Qualification and a member of ICPSK.
  • 10 years as Company Secretary in a Blue Chip Organization preferably a financial institution.

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