Bank Secretary, General Counsel & Corporate Affairs

The Bank Secretary, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs Division has three units namely the Bank secretariat, General Counsel and Communications & Corporate Affairs. The roles of the three units are stated below.

Bank Secretary’s Department

The Bank Secretary’s role includes-

  • Producing accurate, timely,  consistent  and reliable stakeholder reports
  • Providing advice on the laws and regulations governing the Bank business and the Bank’s procedures, as well as monitoring compliance on a regular basis and reporting to the Board;
  • Ensure adherence to sound corporate governance principles and practices aligned to international best practices.
  • Preparing agenda and requisite documents for the Board of Directors Meetings
  • Arranging Board of Directors’ Meetings and other corporate meetings such the annual strategy review workshops
  • Preparing minutes of the Board of Directors Meetings,
  • Monitoring implementation in accordance with resolutions of those meetings
  • Coordinating between the Board of Directors and executives.

 General Counsel

  • Ensures the existence of an enabling legal framework at all times
  • Provides legal advice to all Divisions of the Bank’ and its subsidiaries
  • Checks the credibility of security documents presented by stakeholders.

Communications & Corporate Affairs Department

  • Produces an ideal corporate image for the Bank, which nurtures public confidence and acceptance of Bank policies
  • Ensures that Bank events are held following requisite protocol.
  • Communications, Media and Public Relations