Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh

A Statutory Body under an Act of Parliament

Administrative Ministry: Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh


In Bangladesh, there is only one recognized secretarial professional body which is Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). Generally, Governance is an intrinsic part of what all organizations do. It provides the framework of standards for accountability and decision-making and maintains the focus of the Board of Directors and the Management team in delivering them.

As such, the CS program specializes in Company Law & Practice, Company Secretarial Practice, Corporate Administration, Direct & Indirect Taxation, Corporate Governance, Corporate Secretaryship, Accounting, Securities Laws & Capital Market and Secretarial Auditing etc. ICSB is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce, the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. 

Chartered Secretaries professionals are key to ensuring good governance in organizations of all sizes. Their work helps to achieve organizations aims, whether these are to meet commercial targets, have social impact, improve sustainability or deliver charitable benefits.

Equipped with vast laws, regulations in addition to various methods and techniques, the Chartered Secretaries can expand horizons and choose career with endless opportunities as:

  • Practicing Chartered Secretary 
  • Independent Director (ID)
  • Managing Director (MD)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Company Secretary (CS)
  • Executive Director (ED)
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Country Manager/ Director
  • Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
  • Chief Governance Officer (CGO)
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Secretarial Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Custom Consultant
  • Secretarial Auditor 
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Income Tax Practitioner (ITP)
  • VAT Consultant 
  • Independent Scrutinizer
  • Head of Board Affairs/ Public Affairs/ Regulatory Affairs/ Corporate Affairs/ External Affairs
  • Head of VAT/ Taxation
  • Head of Internal Audit/ Compliance/ Monitoring
  • Head of HR and Administration
  • Head of Share/ Accounts/ Finance/ Legal/ Operation/ Portfolio/ Strategy
  • Head of Research and Development etc.

Professional Ethics and Conduct

All members of the Institute are committed to upholding high standards of professional practice through adopting the Institute’s Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct. Part of this commitment is to maintain their currency by undertaking and evidencing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on regular basis.