Governance

Luigi Wewege
Non-executive Chairman

Luigi is the President and CEO of Vivier Group a multinational financial services group of companies, providing its products worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. Outside of Vivier he serves 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 YEC.

Gary P. Warner
Chief Executive Officer

Gary is the Chairman of Vivier Group, and outside of Vivier he serves as a Partner at Palmetto Global Ventures where he heads the banking and finance department, as well as being a Non-executive Director of Simple Prime Limited which is a Vero Intermediary. Previously Gary was the former General Manager of New Zealand based NZX publically listed company - Investment Research Group and a former Senior Advisor to Macquarie Group in Melbourne, Australia.

Victor von Gierszewski
President

Victor is the Executive Vice President of Vivier Group and Deputy Chairman of its associated companies: Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments and Vivier Ventures. Other positions include being the Managing Director of Global Business Innovations, Partner at Palmetto Global Ventures where he leads the investment division and formerly the CEO of TNS Group based in Munich, Germany.

Ali Hashemifar
Director - Sales & Marketing

Ali is an international board member of Vivier Group, and additionally he serves as a Partner at Palmetto Global Ventures where he heads up the compliance and risk department. Ali is also 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 available for purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Naveed Balouch
Director - Operatons

Naveed is Operations Director for Nikau, 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.

Thomas O'Rourke
Director - Compliance & Risk

Thomas is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing Nikau'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 which has over $24 billion in considerable trust, investment and asset management activity.

 
International Management
  • Eduardo Gonçalves ~ General Manager - Americas
  • Alejandro J.M. Bobadilla ~ Senior Consultant - Europe
  • Uche Ugbor ~ Senior Consultant - Africa
  • Krishna C.M. Sree ~ Senior Consultant - Middle East
  • Jenny Z. Zhang ~ Senior Consultant - Asia
General Management
  • Coley S. Campbell - Human Resources Manager
  • Sina Ahmadi - MarComms Manager
  • Mohamed L. Toure - Business Development Manager
  • Marc P. Cardoso - Senior Manager - Research
  • Yuanjun ‘Perry’ Qu ~ Senior Manager - Operations