Management

Our management

Our team constitutes a balanced and diverse group, well equipped to carry out its functions as a governing body on behalf of all stakeholders. It is led by a group of the organisation’s most senior managers who are responsible for the long-term success of the company.

 

Vivier’s strategic and operational activities are headed by:

Luigi Wewege

Chief Executive Officer

Luigi is Vivier’s Chief Executive Officer. Outside of Vivier he serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Nikau Global an international trade development company, as a Partner/Director of Palmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy. He is also the author of the book: The Digital Banking Revolution which is available in audio, kindle and paperback formats through all major online bookstores in over fifty countries.

Anita Kohn

Chief Human Resources Officer

Anita is the Vice President of Human Capital for Vivier Group, as well as leading the human resources department for both the financial services divisions where she serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Outside of Vivier Anita is the Managing Director of Living in Space which is a high-end interior design, build and development company that focuses on encouraging people to live in a more sustainable manner.

Natasha Radovsky

Chief Legal Officer

Natasha is Vice President – Legal for Vivier Group and serves as CLO for the group’s financial service company. Before joining Vivier she was the Director of Global Patent and Technology for Boeing Intellectual Property Licensing. She holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence, an MBA from the University of California – The Paul Merage School of Business, and a Master’s degree from the National Technical University of Ukraine in Physics/Engineering.

Thomas J. O’ Rourke

Chief Compliance Officer

Thomas is Vivier’s CCO responsible for overseeing and managing the company’s regulatory compliance. He is a risk management professional with 30+ years’ experience in operations and compliance, including 26 years’ concurrent service in the Air National Guard. Previously Thomas was an Assistant Director of the Bermuda Monetary Authority where he led a team focused on the prudential supervision of the local banking sector.

Manish Kumar

Acting CTO

Manish is the Acting Chief Technology Officer for Vivier. Previously he was a Software Developer for TenPearls, and a Data Analyst for Sapphire Commodities. He was among the top 50 out of 6000 applicants globally, who got accepted and fully funded for participation in ISFiT 2015. Manish holds a BS in Computing with focus in Software Engineering, a MS in Computing with focus on Cyber Security, and a MS in Computing with focus in Network Security.

Yuji Iwaski

Regional Director – Far East Asia

Yuji is the Regional Director for Far East Asia, and is an experienced, skillful, well-educated investment banker and corporate finance specialist. He has led fund-raising activities for more than 300 Japanese and Asian enterprises over the course of his career, as well as having added value in Mongolia for extended periods through cross-border financing.

Sonjay Reygan

Regional Director – South Asia

Sonjay is the Regional Director for Far East Asia, and has 25 years’ international business experience – across Retail, FMCG, Commodities, M&A and Corporate investments.  Previously he was the Executive Vice President for Designer Parfums, and a former Managing Director of Luxembourg based JAB Holding Company. Sonjay holds a Finance Diploma from HEC Paris, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Reading.

Thomas G. Daly

Regional Director – Western Europe

Thomas is a Senior Vice President for Vivier Group, and serves as the head of for the group’s financial service company for Western Europe. He is a former Associate of Arrufat Gracia PLLC and previously worked for several years in Ireland’s parliament in various senior positions. Thomas holds an LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law from Fordham University School of Law, New York.

Naveed Balouch

Regional Director – Australasia

Naveed is the Regional Director for Australasia, and is the former Director of New Zealand Middle East Development Group and Commercial Manager of Orica. He holds a Masters in Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management and a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Journalism & English from Punjab University. Additionally, Naveed for many years held a FAA Commercial Pilot Licence and was a Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor.

Jana Backova

Regional Director – Central & Eastern Europe

Jana is the Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe, and previously she was a Financial Adviser at Fincentrum a large Prague based financial services company, and served as a Representative of the Brandenburg Region in the European Union in Brussels. She is proficient in eight languages and holds a Master’s degree from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt, Germany.

Marc P. Cardoso

Regional Director – Southern Africa

Marc is the Regional Director for Southern Africa, and is previously the former Regional Partner for Prestige Wealth Solutions in Zimbabwe. Previously he was a Wealth Consultant for the deVere Group for several years, as well as a Consultant to National Foods Ltd. & Crestwood Trading. Marc holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in marketing and finance from Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Uche Ugbor

Regional Director – Southern Africa

Uche is Vivier ‘s – Regional Director for West Africa, and he is widely known globally as an ATM specialist. Outside of Vivier he serves as the MD/CEO of Ark Technologies based in Lagos & was previously a Regional Manager for Bank PHB Plc a leading financial services institution located in Nigeria as well as being the Manager for Access Bank Plc which offers banking services to cities across Nigeria, Sub Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom.

Beatriz Prieto

Regional Director – Latin America

Beatriz is the Regional Manager for Vivier Financial services in Latin America. She has held various positions within Vivier and she previously was the Deputy General Manager for Western Europe. Education wise Beatriz holds a Diploma from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with high honours from the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija.

Jenny Zhao Zeng

Regional Director – Asia

Jenny is the Regional Director for Vivier Financial Services in Asia. Previously she was the Managing Director and COO of Shanghai MT Business Strategy Company, as well as Chief Research Officer for Shanghai Qiaozhong Design Research Company. She holds a BA in Engineering from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics and a BA in Economics from the Southeast University in Nanjing City, China.

Krishna C. M. Sree

Regional Director – Middle East

Krishna serves as Vivier’s Regional Director for the Middle East. Previously he was a Manager in IFFCO a United Arab Emirates based business house, which manufactures and markets a well-integrated range of mass-market consumer products. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with emphasis in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management in Indore.

Mohamed L. Toure

Business Development Manager

Mohamed serves as the Business Development Manager for Vivier Financial Services. Previously he was the Manager of a Steering Committee for Alliance Guinea a non-profit based in Conakry, as well as a Financial Debt Advisor for Lifeguard Financial. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in International Business from the University of Baltimore.

Enrique Valencia

General Manager – Mexico, Peru and Venezuela

Enrique serves as a General Manager for Vivier in South America. Previous he was a Sales Manager for Seguros Monterrey New York Life one of the world’s biggest insurance companies where he specialized in savings funds, retirement savings funds and life insurance. Education wise he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the Universidad de Estudios Avanzados.

Hengrui Yang

General Manager – ASEAN/Far East

Hengrui serves as a General Manager for Vivier in Asia. He worked previously in Investor Relations for Ebaotong Financial Services Group, in Business Development at Smart China Holdings, and as a Business Analyst at Freight Investor Services. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering with a major in Software Engineering from Hangzhou Dianzi University, and a Master of Science with a major in Quantitative Finance from the Cass Business School in London, United Kingdom.

Ali Hashemifar

General Manager – Operational Risk

Ali serves as the General Manager – Operational Risk for Vivier, and his other involvement includes being a Partner at Palmetto Global Ventures where he heads up the Compliance & Risk department and is also the Trade Finance Manager for Nikau Global. He is a New Zealand Registered Financial Adviser, member of ACAMS: Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and is the author of Fixed or Variable Spread Brokers.

Sina Ahmadi

General Manager – Client Services

Sina serves as the General Manager – Client Services for Vivier. Outside of Vivier he serves as a Director of Lord Digit a growing Auckland based Digital Agency. Previously he was the Project Manager for Rokn Sooleh in Tehran, Iran and consulted for Hooshyar Momayez an Accounting, Auditing, Tax & Advisory Firm. Education wise he holds several diplomas in accounting, computing and industrial engineering.

Vivek Kumar

Senior Accountant

Vivek is Vivier’s – Senior Account with responsibilities for financial reporting and financial analysis. Previously he was an Accountant for Empower Logstor Insulated Pipe Systems in Dubai, UAE and an Internal Auditor for Sarim Burney Welfare Trust International in Karachi, Pakistan. Besides being a Certified Chartered Account he holds a Bachelors in Commerce degree from the University of Karachi.

Katherine A. Pickford

MarComms Manager

Katherine is the Marketing & Communications Manager for Vivier. Previously she was the Brand Manager for Michael Kors a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. Other positions include being a Public Policy Representative in Florida’s capitol – Tallahassee and working as a Program Coordinator for the United States Department of Defense in Naples, Italy.