I am ready to lead my team to take ICSAN higher- Olusesi

In this short interview with the ICSAN News, the new Registrar of the Institute, Mrs. Taiwo Ganiyat Olusesi, FCIS, shares her thoughts on a few germane issues including her dreams on how to take the Institute to greater heights. Excerpts:

Congratulation on your recent appointment as the Registrar of the Institute. Can we know a little more about your background?

I am Mrs. Taiwo Ganiyat Olusesi.I am a Fellow of the Institute and a lawyer. I was appointment as the Registrar with effect from February 1, 2020. Before this, I had worked for eleven years at the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu as the Head Legal/Servicom Unit.

 I hold a Master of Laws degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. I had been involved in the Institute’s activities for many years before my appointment. For instance, I was a member of the Public Lecture Committee and Membership and Branch Liaison Committee of the Institute. I was also the Coordinator of the fledgling Ogun State chapter of the Institute – a position I relinquished to take the appointment as the Registrar of the Institute. I am happily married with children.

What are your plans to for the progress of the institute?

Basically, the Governing Council is the organ responsible for making strategic directions for the Institute which, I as the Registrar, will lead my Management team to implement. I won’t say the strategic objectives to drive the Institute to the promised land are my personal plans, but what I can confidently say is that I, am a passionate person who believes in putting maximum efforts in whatever I do.  I will strive to the best of my ability in ensuring we meet and possibly surpass all the targets set for us.

I will mobilise my team, cashing in on all the talents God has given me, to ensure we work as a cohesive team in pursuits of our objectives. I intend to stimulate every member of the team so that we pool our efforts for optimal productivity.

Can you shed lights some specific pursuits you are devoted to at the moment?

At the moment, we are committed to boost the membership size of the Institute. You know an Institute is as good as size and quality of her members. For an Institute with our kind of reputation and history, we are of the view that the size of our members is far below what it ought to have been. So, membership expansion drive is our priority now.  Embedded in this membership pursuit is the commitment to sensitise some of our dormant members to become more active. That is why the Institute has established the Visitation and Membership Committee to reach out to our dormant members and sensitize them to the benefits that would accrue to them if them resume as active members.

In addition, we are also committed to establishing linkages with some universities and other institutions. We are already making progress in the linkage project and we are committed to sustain the efforts.

We are more committed to enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility profile of the Institute with a view to leave a bigger positive impact on a society. This will also boost the ICSAN brand.

The quality of the Institute’s training on governance matters, as churned out by your Training Department, is well known in the private sector, what efforts are you making to make the Institute’s training enjoy similar popularity in the public sector?

The training provided by our Training Department are useful to both the private and public sectors. Some are specifically tailored for the private sectors while others are designed for the public sectors. Of course, there are some courses that apply to both sectors. I know for some time in the past there used to be a misconception that Corporate Governance is essentially meant for or relevant to private sector, but that perception is changing now as many people are aware that Corporate Governance is about good and responsible governance and is therefore applicable to both sectors.

These days many organisations have been partnering with ICSAN to train  their workforce, this shows awareness of our relevance as leading voice on Corporate Governance and Public Administration. We are going to sustain and even improve on this tempo by making our services, especially training, more entrenched in both sectors.

Thank you for granting this brief interview, we wish you success in your tenure  

Thank you too, you are welcome.

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