About the job
Leading Banking, Financial Services & Insurance software company focused on Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Headquartered in Singapore, 2000+ team members, sieving more than 800 customers across 65 counties. Deep domain and tech expertise across Banking, Insurance, and other Financial Services with 8 global delivery entities and growing. At Azentio, we believe that growth is a continuous journey. We believe that each step of this journey has to be taken by committing to excellence. Excellence in our products, our services, our ideas and our people.
Azentio offers a comprehensive range of products – sieving core operations to modern digital needs – for the financial services industry. Our deep domain knowledge and solutions in financial services extend across insurance, retail and corporate lending, anti-money laundering and asset management. We are committed to transform and service our clients’ business operations through innovation and excellence.
In addition, Azentio proudly serves mid-market enterprises across the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and India with a comprehensive ERP solution. Azentio was set-up in 2020, post a caíve-out from 3i Infotech, a global information technology company. Azentio Software Private Limited is wholly owned by the Funds advised by Apax.
Azentio is headquartered in Singapore, with legal entities across APAC, India, Middle East and Africa. In addition, Azentio has legal entities in the UK and US.
The Company Secretary (CS) will be responsible for regulatory functions including incorporation of entities, preparation and supporting third party audits, on-time, and quality filing of annual returns, dealing with amendments in regulations. A key advisor to the board, CS will be support in setting the agenda and conducting the board meetings on-time, guiding the board incorporate laws and advising on corporate governance.
A vital link between the company and its Board of Directors, shareholders, government and regulatory authorities and all other stakeholders. the CS ensues that Board procedures are followed and regularly reviewed and provides guidance to the Directors on their responsibilities under various laws.
At Azentio, Corporate Governance is at the core of our operations and CS is the custodian of all our Corporate Governance programs.
The CS’s responsibilities will span all jurisdictions where the company is present.
Responsibilities include the following:
Corporate GOVERNANCE AND SECREARIAL SERVICES:
·Advising on good governance practices and compliance of Corporate Governance norms as prescribed under various Corporate, Securities and Other Business Laws and regulations and guidelines
·Assists in developing a corporate and social sustainability framework
·Handles the promotion, formation and incorporation of companies and matters related therewith
·Responsible for filing, registering any document including forms, returns and applications by and on behalf of the company as an authorized representative
·Coordinate the board/general meetings and follow-up actions thereof
·Acts as the custodian of corporate records, statutory books and registers
·Manages the Secretarial/Compliance Audit
·Signing of Annual Return where necessary and responsible for other declarations, attestations, and certifications under the Companies Act, 1956 for India, and for similar requirements across all other jurisdictions.
CORPORATE LAWS ADVISORY AND REPRESENTATION SERVICES:
·Advises Azentio on Compliance of legal and procedural aspects under various corporate laws and acts particularly relating to Securities and Exchange Board, Foreign Exchange, Consume Protection, Environment, Labor, Merges and Acquisitions, Foreign Collaborations and JV’s, subsidiaries,
– Responsibilities extend to similar requirements, as applicable, across all legal entities.
·Will be responsible to represent Azentio and other connected persons before various boards and forums including but not limited to Company Law Board, SEBI, Registral of Companies, Tax tribunals, Consume Forums and Other quasi-judicial bodies and tribunals
ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICES:
·Advises the company on arbitration, negotiation, and conciliation in commercial disputes between various parties
·Acts as arbitration/conciliation in domestic and International commercial disputes
·Drafts arbitration/Conciliation Agreement/Clause
·Participate and assist Banking Services, Finance and accounting Services, Taxation Services
·Will also assist, participate, partner with internal and external stakeholders in areas of;
·Corporate Social Responsibility
·Communication with various stakeholders, like Government, Regulations, Authorities etc., Industrial and labor laws
STRUCTURE and REPORTING:
An integral part of the legal team at Azentio, will be expected to work in close cooperation with other members of the legal team, business leaders and board members. A legal mentor for the extended legal team and the organization.
·Qualified & approved member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India
·A legal degree, and experience in a legal firm, will be an advantage
·Must have at least 12- 15 years of relevant experience in the Corporate Secretarial with organization of repute.
o Experience of having managed the Co-Sec function across multiple jurisdictions (including the APAC, ME and Africa).
·Excellent command over all aspects of Company Secretary and compliance matters.
·Knowledge of laws and regulations for IT Industry.
·High quality written and verbal communication skills, strong listening skills
·Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels in the organization
Location: Bangalore / Mumbai
Reporting to: CFO
Direct Reports: Individual Contribution Role