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Welcome to Escrow Group

Escrow Group is a diversified FINTECH group offering Securities Trading & Settlement solutions, Banking & Payment solutions, Registry Maintenance & Investment Administration solutions. We operate directly and indirectly in 10 countries within East & Southern Africa.

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Vision

To be the pre-eminent provider of reliable and efficient forward thinking financial services and technol

Mission

To render specialist financial and technology solutions emphasizing inclusivity and driven by efficiency and innovation.

Group Companies

A leading independent registry and investment administration services company.
Proficient developer & provider of financial services & capital markets technology solutions
FINSEC is Zimbabwe’s first Alternative Trading Platform and second licensed securities exchange.
CDSCR is an associate of the Escrow Group and a leading registry service provider in Kenya,

The Team

The Group is led by a strong and passionate team that is endowed with diverse skills and in-depth working knowledge of financial and capital markets and technologies. Escrow management’s attention to detail and innovation has set the group apart.

The Group is led by skills and ind crow management’s attention to detail and innovation has set the group apart.

Michael Gichohi

CHAIRMAN

Collen Tapfumaneyi

C.E.O

Laureen M Rakiro

GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Blessing Chipfunde

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Paradzai Mangunda

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Garikayi Munema

GENERAL MANAGER

Simbarashe Machanzi

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Setfree Nhapi

HEAD BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mennard Ruzvidzo

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Eliah Sarayi

HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING

Fadzayi Pedzisayi

COMPANY SECRETARY

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Company Secretary

Bachelor of Laws Degree; BA (Economics and Law)

Miss Fadzayi Pedzisayi joined the Escrow Group as the Executive Assistant – Legal in early 2016. She is a Rhodes University Graduate, with a Bachelor of Laws Degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Economics and Law). She is an admitted Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Zimbabwe. Fadzayi is studying towards a Diploma in Executive Enterprise Risk Management. Fadzayi also serves as secretary to the Board of the Financial Securities Exchange and is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance for the overall Group.

Head of Sales and Marketing

B.Com Entrepreneurship & Business Management (CUT), Digital Marketing (Stellenbosch)

Eliah has gained over seven years’ hands on experience working with progressive Technology and telecommunications companies including Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in the capacity of Product Development, Account Management, Market Research and Brand Management. Possess extensive skills in Marketing Strategy Formulation and Implementation, Business Communications and Brand Management.

Finance and Administration

ICAS

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.

Head – Group Business Development

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) – UNISA.

Setfree Nhapi is Head of Business Development for the Escrow Group.  Before joining the group, Setfree was the Country Manager of Corpserve  Zambia, the largest registrar (by market share) in Zambia and part of  the Escrow Group. Setfree been exposed to capital markets extensively,  mostly in the Sub Saharan Africa. He has witness numerous capital market transactions in his career to date, where he played significant roles. Before joining Corpserve in 2003, Setfree was working for Renaissance Securities, a Zimbabwean Stockbroking firm, as a back-office manager. His regional experience helped transform the operations of Corpserve Zambia and in his tenure as Country Manager for Corpserve, he successfully clinched several Capital Market transactions deals for Corpserve. His passion for the capital markets resulted in the creation of a strong Corpserve Zambia brand driven by innovative ideas and supported by appropriate technology.

Managing Director – Escrow Systems

BSc in Computer Science; Postilion Payments Certificate and Dell Certifications. Project Management Certificate (PMIZ)

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.

General Manager – FINSEC

B Comm. (UNISA); IOBZ, (FINSEC GENERAL MANAGER)

Garikayi is the General Manager of the Financial Securities Exchange Pvt Ltd (FINSEC). He joined Corpserve Registrars in 2010 as the Compliance and Performance Management Executive having spent more than 15 years with an international commercial bank. Garikayi is an associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe and a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa.

Managing Director – Corpserve

AC Diploma in Corporate Management

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. He has over 20 years’ experience in fields of Operations and Project Management; Human Resources Management as well as Risk and Compliance Management. The majority of his experience gained at Standard Chartered Bank as Operations Manager.

Chief Operating Officer

Bachelor of Science Economics Honours; PB (SA)

Blessing Chipfunde has 17 years of experience in the securities industry and has extensively operated in much of east and southern Africa participating in numerous transactions including public equity and debt issues. Blessing has previously served as Assistant General Manager of Custody and Registrar Services in Kenya and has also served the Escrow Group in various capacities including as Deputy Managing Director of Corpserve Registrars

GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LLB, University of Nairobi

Laureen is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya having earned admission to the bar in 2007. Laureen served as Senior Manager, Legal and Compliance at Custody & Registrars Limited (C&R), and is currently Chief Executive Officer of CDSCR. She possesses deep knowledge
in capital markets and has advised clients on such issues as IPOs, Bonus Issues, and Rights Issues etc.

CEO

MSc. Finance; MBA; ACCA Dip FM;

Collen Tapfumaneyi is the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Escrow Group comprising Financial Securities Exchange, Corpserve Registrars and Escrow Systems. He was previously CEO of Custody and Registrar Services Limited (Kenya) following the acquisition of the company from Barclays Bank of Kenya. Collen has a long and successful track record in the capital markets and as a provider of capital marketsand financial services solutions in Africa.

Chairman

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Post Graduate Diploma, Master’s Degree in Economics

Michael is an investment banker with broad and extensive experience  in originating and structuring capital markets and financial solutions. A qualified Economist, he has over 20 years experience in government; management consultancy, commercial banking and investment banking. He has held senior positions with Commercial Bank of Africa and was a Senior Consultant for Deloitte and Touché.