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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.