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:

Martin Haschka

Chief executive officer

Martin brings a wealth of knowledge from the financial sector, in particular in the areas ‎of mergers ‎and acquisitions, corporate and board affairs as well as financial transformation. Martin graduated ‎from Vienna University of Economics and Business in 1994. He subsequently became CFO and ‎then ‎CEO of Central and Eastern Europe for long-established Winterthur Insurance, founded in 1875 in ‎‎Switzerland. Throughout the time that Martin led the CEE executive team, Winterthur was a major ‎subsidiary of Credit ‎Suisse.‎

Eduardo Gonçalves

Non-Executive Director

Eduardo serves as a Non-Executive Director for Vivier. He worked as an International Marketing Director specializing in education. Previous positions include being the Marketing Director for Fundação Dom Cabral, Sales and Marketing Manager – Pharma for NIVEA Beiersdorf and a Sales and Marketing Executive for Johnson & Johnson in Brazil.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sina Ahmadi

Relationship Manager

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.