ICSA was founded in 2008. The purpose of this organization is to increase the professionalism of Corporate Secretary in Indonesia and to support the efforts of developing good corporate governance, through the development of knowledge and skills, information exchange and communication forum between the Corporate Secretaries, regulators and other stakeholders. ICSA positions itself as a strategic partner of OJK, IDX, KSEI, KPEI and other professional associations in the capital markets to promote good corporate governance in Indonesia.
In 2010, ICSA joined Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) as an affiliate member. CSIA is an international federation of professional bodies which promotes best practices in corporate governance, compliance and secretarial advisory services. It is recognised by the OECD as the global voice of corporate secretaries and governance professionals and its representatives sit on the OECD corporate governance roundtables.