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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, comprising of companies Vivier Bank, Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures and launching shortly Vivier Growth Fund.

Outside of Vivier Group he serves as the 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.

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The Meridian Building, Columbia, United States, 29201

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Current Position(s)

Managing Partner | 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.

CEO | Vivier - Bank & Co
Auckland, New Zealand | 2014 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

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

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.

President and CEO | Vivier Group
Auckland, New Zealand | 2013 - present

Accounting, Banking and Finance

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.

Previous Position(s)

Non-Executive Director | New Zealand China Development Group
Auckland, New Zealand | 2014 - 2015

Consulting and Project Management

NZCDG was a company focused on promoting bilateral investment and trade links between these two countries.

Senior Advisor - Feasibility | Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED)
Auckland, New Zealand | 2012 - 2013

Government, Public Administration and Defence

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.

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

Accounting, Banking and Finance

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.

Senior Consultant | The Braintrust Network (now Conquest MEA)
Budapest, Hungary | 2010 - 2013

Consulting and Project Management

BTN was an International Consultancy based in Budapest comprising a group of leading academics and practitioners around the world.

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

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

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.

Managing Director | OS Tires Ltd.
St. Louis, United States of America | 2008 - 2010

Building, Construction and Engineering

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

Lead Research Assistant | University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis, United States of America | 2007 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

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.

Educational history


Westville Boys High School, Durban, South Africa (2013)


MIB School of Management

2009 - 2010

Master of Business Administration in International Business

University of Missouri-Saint Louis

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)



Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)

Member, 2015 - present

YEC is an invite-only non-profit membership organization comprised of hundreds of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs. "America’s most elite entrepreneur organization" – Forbes


Junior Chamber International

President - Metro, 2009 - 2009

JCI is an international Non-Governmental Organization with active participation in the United Nations system. JCI provides development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Doing Good Fellows

Director and Trustee, 2012 - 2015

DGF is a global, internet-based NPO service that delivers social impact by using technology to facilitate an ecosystem where accomplished & networked professionals use their skill set & networks to solve the challenges of non-profits.

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