Rose is the Chief Executive at CDSC and is responsible for strategic leadership for the corporation and corporate governance. She has steered the company to achieve a number of key milestones including a T+3 settlement cycle, full dematerialization of the market, several large successful IPOs, and improved efficiency and risk management in the settlement function of the corporation with a Guarantee Fund value that has grown over five times since she joined CDSC in 2007.
Under her stewardship, CDSC maintains over 1.5 million active CDS accounts safeguarded in its CDS system. The company’s financial performance has significantly improved over the years of her ongoing tenure, in line with the growth in Kenya’s capital market.
Rose is a Director at CDSC Registrars Limited, and with her guidance, the company efficiently manages several listed companies’ registers, including the register of the revolutionary mobile phone bond M-Akiba, which garnered over 300,000 registrations by its second offer.
Under her leadership, CDSC has transitioned to a brand that is more customer-centric in product and service offering, as it endeavours to become the leading provider of innovative solutions for custody, clearing and settlement services.
Rose holds an MBA from Strathmore University, a Master of Laws degree from the American University in Washington DC specializing in international business law and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya. Rose has worked as a State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office and at the Nairobi Securities Exchange as Company Secretary and Head of Legal and Compliance.