The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA) was founded in 1959 as an affiliated body to The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and is now a Division of ICSA International.
Currently, MAICSA has more than 4,200 members (comprising Fellows and Associates) and Graduates, 2,000 students and 600 Affiliates on its register.
As the qualifying and professional body for Chartered Secretaries in Malaysia we uphold the quality and standard of the Chartered Secretarial qualification and provide training and career support to all our members.
The Malaysian Government has gazetted MAICSA as a prescribed body under Section 139(A) of the Companies Act 1965, which means that Fellows and Associates of MAICSA can automatically be named and act as company secretaries without having to apply for a license from the Companies Commission of Malaysia. Fellows and Associates of MAICSA with more than five years’ practical tax experience, either in the public or private sector, are also eligible to become tax agents under Section 153(3) of the Income Tax Act 1967.
In tandem with its mission of developing good corporate professionals, MAICSA is committed to maintaining the highest standard of integrity and ethical values within the corporate secretarial profession.
MAICSA also acts as a change catalyst in the corporate arena, participating actively in the enhancement of corporate governance.
The tagline of the Institute is “Leading Governance”.