The Escrow Team comprises of a young and vibrant generation who are dedicated and highly motivated. The team is adequately equipped with various technical abilities and boasts of years of experience in designing and developing technology solutions for financial and capital markets.
Laureen M. Rakiro (LLB, University Of Nairobi) – Director
Mrs. Laureen Rakiro is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya having earned admission to the bar in 2007. She has worked for several firms such as Kilonzo & Company Advocates and Gichuki King'ara & Company Advocates. Laureen also served as Senior Manager, Legal and Compliance at Custody & Registrars Limited (C&R), East Africa's largest Share Registry Company. She was engaged in drafting Central Depository Rules for a country that intended to set up a central depository. She also possesses deep knowledge in capital markets and has advised clients on such issues as IPOs, Bonus Issues, and Rights Issues etc. Laureen holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
Collen Tapfumaneyi (MSc. Finance; MBA, Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University, UK) – Director
Collen Tapfumaneyi is the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of El Escrow Internacional. He was previously CEO of Custody & Registrars Services Limited (Kenya) following the acquisition of the company from Barclays Bank of Kenya. He was 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).