Company Secretary / Compliance Officer Job at Nigerian Exchange Grou

Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) is a leading financial market infrastructure provider in Africa, connecting Nigeria, Africa and the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Company Secretary / Compliance Officer

Job Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • We are seeking a Company Secretary/Compliance Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be required to be a legal professional with a thorough understanding of the capital market, NGX Group overall mission and strategy, with a strong background in company secretarial functions, excellent managerial skills, and the ability to work as a team player to support the organisation.


  • Responsible for developing, implementing and administering statutory policies and procedures to ensure that NGX Group and its subsidiaries are in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, standards applicable to its operations;
  • Work with Heads of Departments, Management and Board Committees to ensure that the Group and Its subsidiaries achieves consistently high levels of compliance with all relevant laws and regulations as well as industry best practices;
  • Implement appropriate compliance reporting to the Group Company Secretary/Head of Compliance, Management and Board Committees;
  • Develop an annual compliance work plan, among other goals, to review the compliance of Group of companies to the core values, strategy, and legal framework of the organisation and to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk;
  • Institute and maintain an effective compliance communication program which includes education and training from time to time for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance and compliance reviews; maintain good working relations with regulatory agencies;
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance and compliance reviews; maintain good working relations with regulatory agencies;
  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability; develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future;
  • Review NGX’s governance framework against global best practice, advising the Company Secretary on suggested changes to the framework and ensuring the framework and supporting policies and procedures are well documented and up to date;
  • Support the Board and Board Committees to ensure the Board efficiently performs its oversight activities;
  • Provide company secretarial services to NGX Group and its subsidiaries, including scheduling meetings, proactively managing the agenda, taking minutes, following up on action items and reporting on matters arising.

Person Specification & Required Qualification(s)

  • LLB Degree in Law;
  • Must have 5-8 years of cognate experience in a Company Secretarial function of a listed company, top-tier Capital Market company or top-tier law or professional services firm;
  • Membership of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrator or such other relevant professional qualification/certification, SEC registered Sponsored Individual will be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Securities and Finance markets and experience working directly with regulatory agencies (such as SEC, CBN);
  • Strong understanding of understanding of relevant laws such as ISA 2007, SEC Rules, NGX Rules and CAMA;
  • Demonstrated familiarity and experience with the major laws, rules and regulations affecting the business of NGX Group and subsidiaries;
  • Ability to work well with a variety of constituencies; comfortable influencing executive management and Board to desirable outcomes

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send an updated Resume to: using “NGX HOLDCO Recruitment- Company Secretary/Compliance Officer” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.