Luigi Wewege is the president and CEO of Vivier Group, a financial services and banking company operating worldwide, as well as including a wide range of services available to clients through Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures, Vivier Bank, Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital and the soon to be launched Vivier Growth Fund. Specializing in international business and finance, Wewege is responsible for overseeing the management and growth of the company while utilizing his extensive professional expertise in banking and financial services. Wewege holds an MBA which was earned from the MIB – School of Management in Trieste, Italy, and continues to devote a great deal of his time and energy to a wide variety of philanthropic efforts.
1. What do you (or your business) do?
I currently serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Vivier & Co, also known as Vivier Financial Services. The boutique firm offers a complete financial package which includes: current accounts, savings accounts, debit cards, an online platform, and international money transfers.
2. How long have you been in business?
Vivier has been in existence since 2001, and the group has expanded from one entity originally to a group of six companies represented on five continents.
3. Are there any unique challenges in your industry?
Every industry poses unique challenges, and the financial services industry is certainly no exception.
4. Do you have any particular challenges that you personally address?
I feel that it is essential to remain closely involved in addressing any challenges, and ensuring that our clients have access to the type of services which they require.
5. Is your industry growing, shrinking or remaining the same?
With increasing globalization, our industry as well as all the group companies of Vivier are continuing to grow better than our forecasted projections.
6. How does technology impact your company?
Technology has had a major impact on our company, especially as it relates to communicating with our clients and partners all over the world.
7. Have you ever been to Miami?
Yes, I have had the pleasure of visiting the city many times over the years.
What part of Miami?
I typically stay in South Beach, but I am also quite familiar with other parts of the city.
Did you visit any particular locations including restaurants?
Where I usually stay is just a few blocks from this small Cuban café called Puerto Sagua, which is fantastic. It’s right on Collins Avenue and is the one restaurant I have to visit each and every time I’m in Miami.
Would you come back?
Yes, of course! I love visiting Miami and would love to come back any time.
Was it a business or pleasure trip?
I usually travel there for business, but it rarely feels like work.
8. Where do you see yourself or business in 5 years?
I expect to see Vivier Group continue to grow exponentially, and for our research & development to frequently come up with new ideas for our products and services. This so as to benefit our clients who are based all over the world.