Business Registration Service (BRS) has appointed Catherine Musakali as the newest member of its board. BRS is a body housed in the Attorney General’s office, in charge of companies’ registration process, business names, bankruptcies, partnerships, and movable property security rights, among other services.
Catherine brings a wealth legal expertise to the body undergoing legal reforms to ease the process of registering businesses, credited for the 58.5% surge in business registration, recording up to 65,782 new registrations between April and November 2020 compared to 41,490 in the same period last year.
Catherine Musakali is an advocate of the High Court and governance and legal guru. She is credited for the development of The Code of Corporate Governance for State Corporations in Kenya, The Capital Markets Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuers of Securities in Kenya, The ICPSK Code of Corporate Governance for Private Companies, and the Draft Code of Corporate Governance for Public Benefit Organizations (NGOs). She is the founder of Dorion Associates, a company specialised in governance and commercial legal consultancy.
Before starting Dorion Associates, Catherine set up and managed the Legal department of UAP Provincial Insurance Limited.
Catherine Musakali also led Kenya Shell Limited’s (now Vivo Energy) Legal department for 15 years. In her tenure, she managed Shell’s legal functions in Kenya, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, and Tanzania.
She was the legal focal point for all contracting and procurement matters for Shell in 23 African countries. She specialised in mergers and acquisitions among other commercial transactions on behalf of the company. She also served as a Chair in the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, a Director at KASNEB and a Director at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Catherine Musakali holds a Bachelors and a Masters of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi, a Higher National Diploma, and a Securities and Investment certificate from the Securities and Investment Institute in London.
Catherine Musakali role at Angaza Awards
Catherine is also a judge at the Kenyan Wallstreet’s upcoming Angaza Awards: Women to Watch in Banking & Finance scheme which seeks to recognise women who are steering and shaping the financial services sector. The motivation of the Angaza Awards is the need to raise awareness of seasoned women within the sector towards promoting board and C-level diversity.