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Lucas Kranck

Managing Partner at Ascent Private Equity


Ascent manages the Ascent Rift Valley Fund, a USD 80 million growth equity fund. Ascent has offices in Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya. To date the fund has made 7 investments in a variety of sectors. Prior to founding Ascent, Lucas spent 5 years with leading Scandinavian law firm Hannes Snellman and 12 years in senior roles with Nokia in China, Latin America and Africa, most recently as General Manager, East Africa, at Nokia Networks/Nokia Siemens. Lucas has spent 13 years in Africa and has been a resident of Ethiopia and Uganda and is currently a resident of Kenya.

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