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 Groupa multinational financial group of companies, providing its services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. The group of companies is comprised of: Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures and launching shortly Vivier Growth Fund. Outside of Vivier he serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Nikau Globalan international trade and development firm, as Partner/Director ofPalmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy firm headquartered in South Carolina, and as an invited member of Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit the Young Entrepreneur Council.
Previously Luigi was the Commercial Manager of publicly listed Investment Research Groupa boutique investment banking firm where he led the firm’s media division, before that a Senior Consultant at The Braintrust Network (merged with CMEA) a unique content-driven consulting service, and as an Investment Partner in niche fast-food franchise House of Pies. Notably, while Luigi was an undergraduate he executed a pilot study for the Federal Trade Commission during one of the most serious financial times for the American economy. The focus of the study was to examine and determine the accuracy of credit bureau information, with the research ultimately providing the impetus for a report which was presented before the United States Congress under Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.
Education wise Luigi holds a Master of Business Administration in international business from the MIB - School of Management. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a triple major in finance, international business and management - cum laude from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Luigi was a multiple recipient of the Dean’s list, Coaches and Athletic Director honor rolls, as well as being a recipient of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Academic All-Conference honors. Other academic achievements include being formally inducted into the Financial Management Association - National Honor Society, and the Epsilon Eta Pi - International Business Honor Society.
One of Luigi’s passions is to create development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change, which lead him to serving as a Director and Trustee of Doing Good Fellows. The pioneering organization uses technology to facilitate an ecosystem where accomplished professionals use their skills and networks to help solve the challenges of non-profits in need. Luigi is also the past President of Junior Chamber International - Metro, which is the only worldwide non-political and non-sectarian youth service organization. His main focus of his presidency was to create fundraising initiatives to assist JCI’s partnership with the United Nations Foundation - Nothing But Nets campaign to prevent malaria deaths by purchasing, distributing, and teaching the proper use of mosquito bed nets in Southern Africa.
Outside of work Luigi enjoys participating in a variety of sports, several of which he has played at a high level. Some of his athletic achievements include: being a former national junior champion in swimming, and an National Collegiate Athletic Associationgolfer on scholarship in Missouri, USA.
For more information about Luigi, please visit his personal website here: www.luigiwewege.com.
Luigi Wewege's Experience:
Chief Executive Officer at Vivier Financial Services2013 - Present
Vivier & Co is a boutique financial services firm with a core focus on offering high-performing savings accounts without market risk volatility. Vivier is a member of Financial Services Complaints, a New Zealand Government approved Dispute Resolution Scheme, and maintains an insurance policy with Standard and Poor's A+ rated insurers, providing a NZD 10,000,000 indemnity on any one claim/loss in the aggregate.
President and CEO at Vivier Group2014 - Present
Vivier Group is a multinational financial services group of companies, providing its products worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. The group of companies is comprised of Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures, and launching shortly Vivier Growth Fund.
Partner/Director at Palmetto Global Ventures2015 - Present
PGV is a bespoke financial management consultancy firm headquartered in South Carolina focused on the banking and finance sector. Our aim is to create long-term business value for companies and investors through our unique blend of practical experience, and subject matter expertise. This enables us to provide innovative management consulting solutions that create a positive and lasting impact on your overall strategy, brand & growth.
Non-executive Chairman at Nikau Global2013 - Present
NG is a global network of highly entrepreneurial ‘partners’ based in key international markets who work together to promote trade, business & investment opportunities. Our main focus is on select strategic markets where we have identified an opportunity and offer consulting, marketing, investment & trade expertise.
Investment Partner at House of Pies2010 - 2015
House of Pies was mainland Europe’s - first fast food pie restaurant and franchisee. HOP's primary mission was to offer an alternative to the current fast-food market in Europe.
Commercial Manager at Investment Research Group2011 - 2012
IRG is a boutique investment banking firm which offers a variety of financial services which include: IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, public listings, share placements, underwriting and wealth management.
Senior Consultant at The Braintrust Network (now CMEA)2010 - 2011
BTN was an international group of leading academics and practitioners; whose vision was to provide a unique content-driven consulting service for businesses on the real-world issues affecting their performance.
Lead Researcher at University of Missouri - St. Louis, College of Business2007 - 2009
Executed a pilot study at one of the most serious financial times for the American economy. This involved intensive engagement with senior governmental economists, people responsible for technical support at the leading three credit-scoring firms in the United States, and with individual study participants from the American 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, foreign policy, documentaries, and entrepreneurship.