“Change is a journey into the unknown, evolution is instead a path towards perfection and success”
Vincenzo Trani
Founder and President of Mikro Kapital Group
Founder and President of Mikro Kapital Group
Founder and President of Delimobil
Founder and Strategic Partner of Carnelutti

Vincenzo Trani started his career as a bank teller at Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Italy, where he rose to become a branch manager. After moving to Russia in 2000, he worked as an advisor for SME business development at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as the deputy CEO at KMB Bank (today, Banca Intesa), and the vice president at MDM Bank.

He was one of the originators of the small business microfinancing market in Russia. In 2008, he founded Mikro Kapital Group, whose activities are focused exclusively on SME microfinancing. According to Trani, small business is the most dynamic segment of the economy. Mikro Kapital Group operates in 17 countries (Russia, CIS, Asia, and Latin America) with €671 million in assets under management.

Trani founded the investment company General Invest in the same period, which was intended to attract investments from European and Russian institutional and private investors in microfinance funds for small businesses. General Invest then evolved into an independent investment company for large private investors. According to Kommersant, it is one of the largest brokerage companies in Russia.

In 2015, Trani started the Delimobil carsharing company, an innovation in the urban transport ecosystem. Moscow has several million users of this service, ranking first in terms of carsharing development globally.

Vincenzo Trani is closely involved in social activities and contributes to the improvement of economic ties between Russia and Italy. In 2011, he opened an office in Moscow for Carnelutti, an international law firm and leader in the international corporate law advisory market. The law firm is part of the Carnelutti Group, which is an association chaired by lawyer and academic Alessandro Carnelutti.

On June 4, 2019, Trani was elected President of the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (IRCC).

In February 2020, the Italian ambassador to Moscow, Pasquale Terracciano, conferred the title of Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy to Vincenzo Trani. The order is awarded to Italian citizens living abroad for special contributions to the improvement of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and other countries and for the improvement of ties with Italy.

He graduated from the Institute of International Economic Relations in St. Petersburg with a degree in Business Economics and later with a degree in Jurisprudence.

He is fluent in Italian, English, and Russian.