Institute of Directors (IoD) Membership. Join Now!

Institute of Directors (IoD) Membership. Join Now!

A Thriving Member Community of Professional Directors and Leaders

Leading the Way for Professionalism and Good Governance in Business

Welcome to the Institute of Directors Kenya

IoD Kenya, where governance excellence meets leadership prowess. Established with a vision to promote and enhance the practice of good corporate governance, IoD Kenya has emerged as a driving force behind the country's business and leadership landscape. IoDK is a leading membership professional organisation of individual directors and corporate organisations that, inter alia, champions director professionalism through training board evaluations and setting standards for boardroom operations and corporate leadership. We empower directors, executives, and leaders with knowledge, skills, and networks to drive organisational success and contribute to sustainable development. IoDK is a Member of the Africa Corporate Governance Network. This is a Network of similar organisations that seek to promote good governance in Africa. Kenya was one of the founding members of the ACGN in 2013.

Vision

To champion director professionalism and development through good corporate governance for the benefit of organizations, stakeholders and the prosperity of Kenya.

Mission

To champion director professionalism and development through good corporate governance for the benefit of organizations, stakeholders and the prosperity of Kenya.

Our values

Integrity

We uphold the highest ethical standards through honesty, truthfulness and straightforwardness in all our activities and advocate for transparency and accountability.

Excellence

We are committed to providing world-class director development, resources, and guidance to our members.

Leadership

We believe in the power of visionary leadership to drive positive change in organizations and society.

Inclusivity

We welcome members from diverse backgrounds, industries, and experiences, fostering a rich and collaborative learning environment.

The Driving Force

Our Mandate is to raise the standards of Directorship in Kenya by providing a platform for Directors to network while at the same time empowering them in order to enhance their skills.

Our History

IoD Kenya was founded in April 2004 as an autonomous, non-political organisation; and has since been at the forefront of advancing corporate governance practices in Kenya. Over the years, we have successfully built a reputation for being a trusted resource and advocate for directors, executives, and organisations striving for excellence.

Why join us?

Join thousands of directors and leaders in Kenya and beyond. Whether you’re the founder of a start-up, the director of a multi-million business or a senior civil servant, the IoD is the place to connect, share knowledge, and develop professionally.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Professional Development

Opportunities for continuous learning and development through workshops, seminars, webinars, and training programs focused on governance and leadership. Discounts and preferential rates for members on training programs and consulting services.

Networking

Access to networking forums for fellow directors and governance professionals, providing opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and relationship building. Members of IOD get to attend for free.

Governance Resources

Exclusive access to a wealth of governance resources, including research papers, articles, templates, and best practice guidelines. Regular updates on governance trends, regulatory changes, and industry insights to help members stay informed and make informed decisions.

Certification and Credentials

We offer recognized certifications and designations in corporate governance and directorship. Explore our certification programs including the Essential of Directorship Course, The Advanced Directorship Certification Program, and The Certified Director Executive Program.

Board Placements and Opportunities

Access to board placement services and notifications about board openings and directorship opportunities.

Recognition and Awards

The opportunity to be recognized for outstanding governance practices through awards and accolades.

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Joining the IoD

IoD membership is open to everyone – from aspiring directors to those with senior-level responsibilities. There are different categories depending on your experience and the services you need. The highest level of membership is a full/fellow member who represent the most experienced and accomplished individuals in the field of governance. Typically this requires extensive experience, a proven track record in governance roles, and often advanced qualifications in the two courses in Essential of Directorship and Advanced Directorship Certification Course offered by the Institute.

ASSOCIATE

For individuals who have an interest in governance or directorship but have not attained a certain level of experience and or qualifications in directorship. May be working closely with directors.

KES 10,000.00 / year

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ORDINARY

For individuals who meet the standard criteria and have a certain level of experience, qualifications, and engagement in governance activities.

KES 12,000.00 / year

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FULL MEMBER

An individual who is already a member of the Institute and has achieved the highest level of membership status within the IoDK. They represent the most experienced and accomplished individuals in the field of governance.

KES 12,000.00 / year

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Member Benefit per Category

Associate

Ordinary

Full Member

Director development:

Essential of directorship course

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Completed

Advance directorship certification program

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Completed

Certified director program

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Networking forums

Virtual webinar series

Free

Free

Free

Breakfast meetings

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Evening meetups

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Specialized interest groups

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Mentorship and coaching

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Resources and information

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Director and board opportunities

Membership certificate

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Recommendation letter

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Director search

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Board placement and recommendation

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Registration fee

KES 3,000.00

KES 3,000.00

Existing Member

Annual subscription fee

KES 10,000.00

KES 12,000.00

Existing Member

Discounts and preferential rates

5%

10%

15%

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Here to help

If you have any questions about IoD membership, please contact our membership team. If you would like someone from our team to contact you, please email us at membership@iodkenya.co.ke and we will get in touch within 24 hours on weekdays.


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