Luigi Wewege

President and CEO at Vivier Group

Personal bio

Luigi Wewege is the President and CEO of Vivier Group a multinational banking and financial services group of companies, providing its select services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. The group of companies comprise of Vivier Bank, Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures and launching shortly Vivier Growth Fund.

Luigi’s primary focus within Vivier is to manage and grow the banking & financial service divisions where he manages both Vivier Bank and Vivier & Co as the Chief Executive Officer. Outside of the Group he serves as Executive Chairman of Nikau Global an Auckland based international trade firm, the Managing Partner of Palmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy firm headquartered in South Carolina, and is a member of Boston, MA based non-profit The YEC.



Work Experience

2015 Current

Palmetto Global Ventures

Managing Partner

2014 Current

Vivier - Bank & Co

Chief Executive Officer

2013 Current

Nikau Global

Executive Chairman

2013 Current

Vivier Group

President and CEO

2014 2015

New Zealand China Development Group

Director

2010 2015

House of Pies

Founding Partner

2012 2013

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

Senior Advisor - Feasibility

2010 2013

The Braintrust Network (now CMEA)

Senior Consultant

2011 2012

Investment Research Group - Media

Commercial Manager

2008 2010

OS Tires Ltd.

Managing Director

University of Missouri - St. Louis, Center for Business and Industrial

Lead Research Assistant

2007 2009

Studies

2015 Current

Palmetto Global Ventures

Managing Partner

PGV is a bespoke financial management consultancy firm headquartered in South Carolina. We operate primarily within four speciality areas: Investment Banking, Private Equity, Corporate Finance and Management Advisory Services.

2014 Current

Vivier - Bank & Co

Chief Executive Officer

Vivier Banking & Financial Services compromises of Vivier Bank a licensed offshore savings bank and Vivier & Co a boutique financial services firm.

2013 Current

Nikau Global

Executive Chairman

NG’s services included market-readiness consulting, international import and export guidance and insights relating to the effects that social, economic and environmental factors can have on effective exporting.

2013 Current

Vivier Group

President and CEO

Vivier is a multinational banking and financial services group of companies, providing its select services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. The group companies comprise of Vivier Bank, Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures & launching shortly Vivier Growth Fund.

2014 2015

New Zealand China Development Group

Director

NZCDG is focused on promoting bilateral investment and trade links between these two countries.

2010 2015

House of Pies

Founding Partner

House of Pies was Germany’s first pie shop and Europe’s first pie shop franchise. Our mission was to offer an alternative to the fast-food market in Europe.

2012 2013

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)

Senior Advisor - Feasibility

ATEED is a local government organization which aims to help lift the Auckland region's economic well- being, supporting and enhancing the ability of the region to compete internationally.

2010 2013

The Braintrust Network (now CMEA)

Senior Consultant

BTN was an international consultancy firm based out of Budapest comprising a group of leading academics and practitioners from around the world.

2011 2012

Investment Research Group - Media

Commercial Manager

IRG was New Zealand's foremost provider of information, analysis and advice about investments both locally and in Australia. It produced the New Zealand Investor Magazine and the New Zealand Investment Yearbook.

2008 2010

OS Tires Ltd.

Managing Director

OST markets off-the-road (OTR) tires used in heavy duty applications for construction, mining, aggregates & industrial operations.

University of Missouri - St. Louis, Center for Business and Industrial

Lead Research Assistant

2007 2009

Studies

Executed a pilot study for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which involved intensive engagement with senior governmental economists, people responsible for technical support at the leading credit-scoring firm in the U.S. and with individual study participants from the U.S. public.

Education

2009 2010

MIB School of Management

Master of Business Administration in International Business

2006 2009

University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Finance, International Business & Management - cum laude

Greater Lakes Valley Conference Academic All-Conference, Financial Management Association – National Honor Society and Multiple recipient of Dean’s List, Coaches and Athletic Director Honour Rolls.

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