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Company Secretarial Services in Kenya

Company Secretarial Services in Kenya

Company Secretarial Services in Kenya

A company secretary is appointed by the Board and is responsible for the board operations in a company. This is a senior role in the company and reports to the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Organization. A company secretary can be an employee of the company or an outsourced service. All public and quoted companies registered in Kenya must have a company secretary.

How do you become a Company Secretary in Kenya?

To qualify as a Company Secretary, you have to do the following;

  1. Undertake the Certified Secretaries course offered by KASNEB
  2. Register with the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board.
  3. Become a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries in Kenya (ICS)

Roles and responsibilities of a Company Secretary in Kenya?

The Company Secretary acts as an advisor to the Management and the Board

The Company Secretary is the Governance Advisor to the Company

The Company Secretary organizes the General and Board Meetings

The Company Secretary ensures that all the necessary filings are done at the Registrar of Companies.

The Company Secretary advises the Board on the Regulatory compliance

The Company Secretary is the contact person during Legal & Governance Audits.

Companies exempted from retaining a Company Secretary in Kenya?

According to the Companies Act 2015, companies with less than 5 Million in Share Capital are not required to retain a Company Secretary in Kenya.

We offer the following outsourced company secretarial services;

  1. Statutory Company Secretary
  2. Attendance at Board Meetings and Committee Meetings.
  3. Seal custody
  4. Custody of statutory registers of directors and shareholders
  5. Filing of annual returns.
  6. Taking minutes at Annual General Meetings and Board of Directors Meetings.
  7. Attending to changes in capital
  8. Drafting of Board Charters and Governance documents
  9. Training the Board on the role and responsibilities under the Companies Act, 2015
  10. Constitution of committees and drafting terms of references.
  11. Attending to changes in shareholding or directorship of a company.

Please contact us for any enquiries on our company secretarial services in Kenya