The Team

Meet the people that make Mikro Kapital unique.

Vincenzo Trani

Founder & Chairman

Vincenzo Trani - Founder & Chairman

Born in 1974, after graduating and completing his specialist studies he moved to Russia at the end of the 1990s to work for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and has worked continuously in the same market from that time onwards. He directed development initiatives on behalf of important private banks and industrial groups for eight years.

He gained official recognition in Russia as the initiator of some of the most important projects for small and medium-sized businesses. He founded General Invest in 2007 and in 2008 Mikro Kapital, a micro- finance fund for financing Russian small businesses which has established itself as one of the most successful such initiatives at a European level.

Giorgio Parola

Vice President

Giorgio Parola - Vice President

After initial experience in Italy with Intesa Consulting, a first rank corporate advisory business, he moved to Russia in 2006 as consultant for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

He then worked as responsible for starting up of divisions for the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises which he then directed. Co-Founder of Mikro Kapital Company, today is a member of Advisory Board.

Stefano Magagnato

Vice President

Stefano Magagnato - Vice President

Theoretical physicist expecialized in Econophysics, started his career in finance in 2000 at Aletti Gestielle Alternative SGR as a risk manager, then moved to Gottardo Asset Management SGR, a firm of Banca del Gottardo specialized in hedge funds, first as Risk Manager and then as Portfolio Manager.

Later moves in BSI Bank as Head of Portfolio Management of Gotam SGR, finance boutique specialized in hedge funds and funds of hedge funds managing a total AUM of more than 250 million. Enters Mikro Kapital in 2013, where he has followed and contributed the development of the Company.

Julian Lazovskiy

Vice President

Julian Lazovskiy - Vice President

He began his professional career at the privately-owned Russian bank MDM Bank, where he worked on the development of financial projects for small and medium-sized enterprises.

In 2007 he moved to CB Rosenergobank where he had the position of Network Director. In spite of his youth he was called upon to take part in the Committee of Experts working alongside the finance department of the Moscow administration.

In 2009 and 2010 he was the manager of the Women’s Microfinance Regional Network, part of the banking group NDCO.

Sergei Demchuk

Vice President

Sergei Demchuk - Vice President

He started his banking career in 2005 as a loan officer at ProCredit Bank Ukraine (ProCredit Bank worked under contract for development of SME with EBRD and was part of TACIS agreement with EU). Then he worked at Rosenergobank Russia, where he was involved in development of lending to small and medium size enterprises. After that, Sergei worked at Swedbank Ukraine where he managed branch network, retail and SME portfolio.

In 2013, he joined Mikro Kapital starting up microfinance company in Moldova. Now he is responsible for development of Mikro Kapital in Moldova and Romania.

He has a large experience in lending for small and medium size enterprises, in developing new businesses and in building efficient teams.

Igor Valikoff

Executive Director

Igor Valikoff - Executive Director

Started his career in Deloitte Luxembourg where he was a member of the audit securitization expert team and also worked on the audits of banks, commercial companies, consolidated accounts and funds.

Then he moved to Deloitte Tax and Consulting Luxembourg where he was responsible for M&A consultancy services to international clients.
After that, worked at Alter Domus Luxembourg followed by Intertrust Luxembourg, he was also a member of the Union of chartered accountants of Luxembourg. Later was managing a portfolio of corporate clients providing domiciliation, accounting, tax and corporate services, had mandates of individual directorship in various companies of his clients portfolio and was involved in the process of business development as a member of a sales team.
In 2016 joined Mikro Kapital as an Executive Director of the Luxembourg based management company. He has a large experience in controlling, accounting and administration of companies in Luxembourg.

Vittorio Volpi

Advisory Board

Vittorio Volpi - Advisory Board

He began his professional career with the First National City Bank in Milan, working both in the United States and Europe. In 1971 he opened the offices of the first Italian bank in Japan (Comit) which he managed up to 1981 with responsibility for the whole Far East. In that same year he set up a company offering strategic and financial consultancy, Parallels KK, Tokyo.

This was followed by his appointment to the Chairmanship of UBS Japan (1991), a position he retained until 2001. On his return to Europe he took over the position of General Manager of UBS in Zurich with involvement in project Italy, helping to bring the Swiss presence in Italy up to standards of excellence especially in Private Banking. He left his position in UBS in 2008, concentrating on reviving the Parallels consultancy but this time in Switzerland to develop strategic consultancy projects.

Edoardo Esercizio

Advisory Board

Edoardo Esercizio - Advisory Board

Edoardo has over 40 years of combined Wealth Management , Banking and Corporate Finance experience.

He started his career with Banca Commerciale Italiana in 1976 in the executive services, and gradually he advanced until becoming Responsible of Foreign Commerce. For more than 10 years, from 1987, he served at Banca SanPaolo Invest as a regional director where he built up the first network of financial promoters. After that, he worked 9 years for UBS Wealth Management in Italy as Executive Director, in charge of the institutional and private wealthy clients, focusing on private equity, IPO transactions and M&A. At the beginning he has been in charge as Head of the branch start up in Naples Within UBS he has been appointed as chief of Key client segment in Milan and Rome.

In 2008 he met Vincenzo Trani and began collaborating with Mikrokapital s.a.r.l. and General Invest as a Member of the advisory board . Subsequently he has been nominated CEO for General Invest Zurich

He has been appointed as Manager from Banca Esperia for Family Office Intermediaries, and recently has became member of the advisory board.
He served as Financial Consultant for Italy country of FCC Fomento de Construcciones , a spanish based company.
He has also cover positions in boards of major listed, and not, companies operating in Italy: Waste Italia s.p.a., Innovatec s.p.a., Green Power Group s.p.a., Primus Capital Management s.p.a. and C.M.D. Motor Company s.p.a..

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