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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Lucas Kranck
Founder & Managing Partner at Ascent


Lucas Kranck is a Founder and Managing Partner with Ascent Capital Advisors, the exclusive adviser of Ascent Rift Valley Fund I & II (ARVF I & II) with combined commitments in excess of US$ 200 million.

ARVF I & II are Mauritius registered private equity funds focusing on investing in small medium size businesses (SMEs) in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Rwanda. Ascent has advisory offices Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Mauritius.

Prior to founding Ascent, Lucas spent 12 years in senior roles with Nokia in China, Latin America and Africa, most recently as General Manager, East Africa.

Lucas has spent 20 years in Africa and has been a resident of Ethiopia and Uganda and is currently a resident of Kenya. Lucas holds a law degree from the University of Helsinki and an MBA from INSEAD.

Agenda Sessions

  • The DFI: the backbone of the African economy?