Life at the Top
Equatorial Real Estate Ltd is led by a team of international professionals with a broad range of expertise.
Chief Executive Officer Lucas Kranck has significant start-up, sales and management experience in emerging markets including China, Latin America and East Africa. Prior to launching Equatorial Real Estate, he held senior management positions with Nokia Siemens, Nokia Networks and Hannes Snellman, Finland's leading law firm. He holds a Master of Law degree (Helsinki) as well as an MBA (INSEAD, France) and speaks Swedish, Finnish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
Chief Operating Officer Richard Mugera is an international serial entrepreneur having launched successful retail and food-service outlets in Uganda and the United States as well as construction company building, owning and leasing out high-end residential properties in Uganda. He also established and led the marketing department of Celtel, Uganda's first mobile operator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Management and Marketing (University of North Florida) and speaks English, Swahili, Luganda, Rukiga, Rutoro, Runyankole and Runyoro.
An expert in the world’s financial markets, Chief Financial Officer Craig Anderson worked for more than 15 years with leading international bank JP Morgan in the UK and Switzerland, where was most recently a Vice President personally managing over $1.2BN in assets. His key areas of expertise include asset allocation, treasury operations, and portfolio and risk management. He has also worked with accounting firm Deloitte&Touche in South Africa and Malawi. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Cape Town) and an MBA (INSEAD, France) as well as a Chartered Accountant qualification (South Africa). He speaks English and French.