Appointing a Company Secretary KL or JB is a mandatory requirement within 30 days after the Certificate of Incorporation from SSM has been received. Based on the Companies Act 2016, the appointed company secretary

  • must be a human person at least 18 years of age
  • must not be bankrupt
  • must not have been convicted of an offence under the companies act

and based on the professional requirements stipulated by SSM, a certified company secretary in Malaysia should belong to a professional body recognised by SSM, which include

  • Malaysian Association of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA)
  • Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries (MACS)
  • Malaysian Bar
  • Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
  • Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
  • Sabah Law Association
  • Advocates’ Association of Sarawak

Secretarial Services Malaysia

In addition to meeting legal requirements, hiring a company secretary from secretarial services Malaysia or otherwise needs to take into consideration the following professional and personal qualities:

  • knowledgeable in company law and governance
  • adept at processing and vetting high volumes of related information
  • good eye for detail, detecting possible discrepancies in documents
  • able to work well and coordinate with people at all levels
  • strong written communication skills
  • trustworthy and responsible