Luigi Wewege www.luigiwewege.com
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.
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Previously Luigi was the
Commercial Manager of publicly listed Investment Research Group a 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 -
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 Association golfer on scholarship in Missouri,
For more information about
Luigi, please visit his personal website here: www.luigiwewege.com.