Banking & Finance, Investment Management
Hi, i'm Luigi Wewege and welcome to my profile!
Luigi Wewege's 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.
Luigi has previously held several senior advisory and management positions and was a former Non-Executive Director of the New Zealand China Development Group, Founding Partner of House of Pies, Germany’s first fast food Pie Restaurant & Pie Franchise, Senior Consultant at The Braintrust Network (merged with CMEA) an international consultancy firm based out of Budapest, Commercial Advisor to LexisNexis New Zealand and Senior Advisor to the Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development where he was part of a team that assessed the economic feasibility of major events for the Auckland Region.
Other previous positions include being the Commercial Manager of Investment Research Group – Media which produced the New Zealand Investor Magazine and the New Zealand Investment Yearbook, past Managing Director of OS Tires Ltd. a company formed to market its own brand of OTR tires worldwide and extensive research for the US Federal Trade Commission at one of the most serious financial times for the American economy which focused on the accuracy of credit bureaus. Luigi served as co-author documenting his research for a publication that was presented before the United States Congress in late 2008.
Education wise Luigi has a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the MIB – School of Management in Trieste, Italy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration of which he triple majored in Finance, International Business & Management cum laude from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. At UMSL he was a multiple recipient of the Dean’s List, Coaches & Athletic Director Honour rolls, GLVC Academic All-Conference and was inducted into the Financial Management Association – National Honor Society.
Luigi Wewege's Experience:
Chief Executive Officer at Vivier - Bank & Co2014 - Present
Vivier Banking & Financial Services compromises of Vivier Bank a licensed offshore savings bank and Vivier & Co a boutique financial services firm.
Managing Partners at Palmetto Global Ventures2014 - Present
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.
Executive Chairman at Nikau Global2013 - Present
Nikau Global 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.
President and CEO at Vivier Group2013 - Present
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.
Non-Executive Director at New Zealand China Development Group2014 - Present
NZCDG was a company focused on promoting trade, business and investment opportunities between these two countries.
Founding Partner at House of Pies2010 - 2015
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.
Senior Advisor - Feasibility at Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)2012 - 2013
ATEED is a local government organization which aims to develop tourism, deliver events and improve the economic performance of the region and international awareness of Auckland as a desirable place to visit, live, work, invest and do business.
Senior Consultant at The Braintrust Network (now CMEA)2010 - 2013
BTN was an International Consultancy based in Budapest comprising a group of leading academics and practitioners around the world.
Commercial Manager at Investment Research Group - Media2011 - 2012
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.
Managing Director at OS Tires Ltd.2008 - 2010
OST markets off-the-road (OTR) tires used in heavy duty applications for construction, mining, aggregates & industrial operations.
Lead Research Assistant at University of Missouri - St. Louis, Center for Business and Industrial Studies2007 - 2009
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.
Luigi Wewege's Education:
MIB School of Management2009 – 2010Master of Business AdministrationConcentration: International Business
University of Missouri-Saint Louis2006 – 2009Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationConcentration: in Finance, International Business & Management (Cum Laude)
Luigi Wewege's Interests & Activities:
Anything sports related, travelling, politics, history, psychology, foreign affairs, documentaries, entrepreneurship and languages.