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Luigi Wewege

Financial Services & International Trade


Born in Durban South Africa

Luigi Wewege is the President and CEO of Vivier Group a 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 Global an international trade and development firm, as Partner/Director of Palmetto 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.

Contact details

press@viviergroup.com


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Business Address

The Meridian Building, Columbia, United States, 29201


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Current Position(s)

Partner/Director | Palmetto Global Ventures
Columbia, United States of America | 2015 - present

Consulting and Project Management

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.


President and CEO | Vivier Group
Auckland, New Zealand | 2014 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

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.


Non-executive Chairman | Nikau Global
Auckland, New Zealand | 2013 - present

Consulting and Project Management

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.


Chief Executive Officer | Vivier Financial Services
Auckland, New Zealand | 2013 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Vivier & Co is incorporated in New Zealand and is a member of Financial Services Complaints, a New Zealand Government approved Dispute Resolution Scheme. The company maintain 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.


Previous Position(s)

Commercial Manager | Investment Research Group
Auckland, New Zealand | 2011 - 2012

Accounting, Banking and Finance

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 | The Braintrust Network (merged with CMEA)
Budapest, Hungary | 2010 - 2011

Consulting and Project Management

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.


Investment Partner | House of Pies
Munich, Germany | 2010 - 2015

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

HOP 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.


Lead Researcher | University of Missouri - St. Louis, College of Business
St. Louis, United States of America | 2007 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

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.

Educational history

Secondary

Westville Boys High School, Durban, South Africa (2003)

Tertiary

MIB School of Management

Trieste, Italy | 2009 - 2010

MBA - Major in International Business

University of Missouri-Saint Louis

St. Louis, United States of America | 2006 - 2009

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - in Finance, International Business & Management (Cum laude)

Diploma in Leadership: Anglo – americká vysoká škola (2009)

Certificate in Tax: United States Department of the Treasury – IRS (2008)

Certificate in Research: United States Department of Health & Human Services – NIH (2007)

Activities

Memberships

Young Entrepreneur Council

Invited Member, 2015 - present

The YEC is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year & have created tens of thousands of jobs.

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Junior Chamber International

President - Metro, 2009 - 2009

JCI is the only worldwide non-political and non-sectarian youth service organization. JCI has members in over 120 countries, and consultative status with the Council of Europe, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and with UNESCO.

Doing Good Fellows

Director and Trustee, 2012 - 2015

DGF uses technology to facilitate an ecosystem where accomplished professionals use their skill set and networks to solve the various challenges of non-profits.

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