LLB (UoN); DipLaw (KSL); (Chairman)
Mrs. Rakiro, a Kenyan national, is an entrepreneur with several business interests in Kenya. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya having been admitted to the bar in 2007. She has served as a partner with Wafula Simiyu & Company Advocates and an associate advocate at Kilonzo & Company Advocates and Gichuki King'ara & Company Advocates. Mrs. Rakiro also served as senior Manager, Legal and Compliance at Custody & Registrars Limited (C&R), East Africa's largest Share Registry Company. She possesses deep knowledge in criminal and civil litigation, Constitutional Law and commercial law. Her stint at East Africa’s largest share registry company gave her a pivotal role in providing advice to clients on capital markets related matters such as bonus issues, rights issues and gave her an in-depth understanding of financial markets operations. Mrs. Rakiro holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is currently studying for a Master of Laws in Law, Governance and Democracy with the University of Nairobi.
(MSc Finance, MBA, Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University, UK) – Group Chief Executive Officer
Collen Tapfumaneyi is the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Escrow Group. He was previously CEO of Custody & Registrars Services Limited (Kenya) following the acquisition of the company from Barclays Bank of Kenya. He is the founding Managing Director of Corpserve Registrars in Zimbabwe, having previously worked for First Merchant Bank (now BancABC). Collen has a long and successful track record in the capital markets having been a team leader in a number of successful transactions spanning Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. He also founded Escrow Systems (Pty) Ltd, a leading developer and provider of capital markets and financial services systems in East and Southern Africa. Collen holds an MSc (Finance) and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University, UK, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the same business school and an ACCA Diploma in Financial Management. He also attended the London School of Economics (UK) training on Financial Markets Regulation as well as training on Financial Modelling from Wall Street Prep (USA).
IOBZ, (Group Operations Director)
Paradzai leads the Group Operations, his areas of expertise include Operations and Project Management; Human Resources Management as well as Risk and Compliance Management. Paradzai has worked on various projects including Initial Public Offers, Capitalisation Issues for both listed and non-listed entities. Paradzai is currently studying towards an IAC Diploma in Corporate Management.
B Comm. (UNISA); IOBZ, (Group Commercial Director)
Garikayi is our Executive Director in charge of the group’s commercial affairs. He has vast experience in exchange control, risk management, customer relationship management and performance management .He joined Corpserve in 2010 as the Compliance and Performance Management Executive. Garikayi is an associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe, a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa and a certificate in Advanced Credit Skills Development from the Institute of Financial Services, UK. He also holds an Executive Certificate in Risk Management and Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management from the University of Zimbabwe.
ICSAZ, (Head-Finance and Administration)
Mennard heads our Finance and Administration Department. He is in charge of general administration, accounting and financial reporting, supported by over 10 years of experience gained through several roles that he played in the administration and accounting field prior to joining Corpserve. Mennard is a qualified Chartered Secretary and is currently studying towards an ACCA qualification.
(General Manager: IT)
Simbarashe leads a team of professional Microsoft certified developers and an experienced IT support team. He has vast experience in clearing and settlement messaging and integration using the SWIFT system. Simbarashe is a Systems Analyst, Designer, Developer and Support Specialist with over 10 years’ experience in delivering business solutions to the financial sector. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, a Postilion Payments Certificate and Dell Certifications and is currently studying for a Master of Commerce in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance.