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Company Secretary Job in Kenya

Our client, a Commercial bank is looking to fill the role of Company Secretary.

Role Responsibilities
  • The Company Secretary will be central in the implementation of modern and proper Corporate Governance.
  •  Ensure that the company complies with the applicable financial and legal practice and maintains standards of corporate governance within the framework of compliance and regulations as specified by the Kenya law and by Company.
  • Providing basic advice pertaining to the laws and regulations governing commercial banking business and the Bank’s procedures, as well as monitoring compliance on a regular basis and reporting any significant changes to the Board
  • Promoting knowledge and understanding about corporate governance principles, providing relevant information, as well as promoting and monitoring compliance among the Board of Directors
  • Preparing agenda and documents for the Shareholders and Board of Directors Meetings
  • Arranging the Shareholders and Board of Directors Meetings in accordance with the laws and regulations, the Bank's Articles of Association, and best practices
  • Preparing minutes of the Shareholders and Board of Directors Meetings, and monitoring subsequent actions in accordance with resolutions of those meetings;
  • Preparing and keeping registrations of directors, annual reports of the Bank, notices calling Shareholders and Board of Directors Meetings, as well as minutes of the Shareholders and Board of Directors Meetings;
  • Ensuring that the directors and executives have filed report on their interest and related persons' interest, as required by laws
  • Keeping reports on interest filed by directors and executives, and presenting copies of such reports to Chairman of the Board and Chairperson of the Audit Committee, as specified by laws
  • Ensuring that corporate information disclosures to regulatory agencies are in accordance with the laws and regulations
  • Communicating with shareholders on their legitimate rights and on the Bank’s information, and serving as a communication center between shareholders and directors and executives;
  • Assisting in Board activities
  • Arranging performance assessment of the Board of Directors and reporting the performance assessment results to the Board
  • Monitoring regulatory requirements and practices as concern commercial banking business and directorship in order to provide initial recommendations
  • Coordinating between the Board of Directors and executives.
Requirements
  • Must hold a Bachelors degree in Law
  • Should be a Certified Public Secretary.
  • Must have basic knowledge in business, accounting, laws and regulations governing commercial banking business, or having attended training courses concerning corporate secretarial practices
  • Should be knowledgeable and understand corporate governance principles and best practices
  • Independent and straightforward in the discharge of duties
  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience in a secretarial function to the Board of Directors or other qualifications that contribute to effectiveness in the discharge of corporate secretarial functions.
  • Should have at least 8 years solid experience in a Bank or financial services in the same role

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their CURRENT AND EXPECTED SALARY to executivesearch@humantalentrecruit.com not later than 15th November 2015.

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