Published on March 6th, 2016 | by Chad T.0
Luigi Wewege – CEO Vivier Group
Luigi Wewege is the President and CEO of Vivier Group, comprising of companies Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures and launching shortly Vivier Bank & Vivier Growth Fund.
What do you do in your spare time?
To relax I immerse myself in sport, I played several sports at state level and was an NCAA collegiate golfer on scholarship in America. Besides sport I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and our Parson Russell Terrier any moment I can.
What’s your favorite type of food?
Meat pies & so much so that several years ago I became the Founding Partner of House of Pies which was Germany’s first pie shop and Europe’s first pie shop franchise.
What’s the best advice you ever received?
To always seek input from others to aid you in reaching the best possible decision for your business/startup. For the most part, entrepreneurship is about taking calculated risks. You will always create better strategies if more facts and information go into the decision-making process.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your industry?
For me it has to be the onset of digital banking firms and I find it fascinating how it’s forced larger retails banks to increase their pace of digital adoption. As established banks cannot stop client attrition to agile start-ups and niche players, these banks are now beginning to think more like disruptors, obsessing about consumer experience and using digital technology to avoid being totally outflanked by new entrants or established competitors.
What’s one piece of advice you can share with others?
This is going to sound overly simplistic, but take the time to step away every so often. Even if it is a 30-minute walk, you will be pleasantly surprised at what you can think through while being disconnected from work.