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Luigi Wewege (BSBA '09)

Luigi Wewege is a global financial guru. The University of Missouri–St. Louis alum runs one of the leading banks in the Caribbean and Central America, growing Caye International Bank to become the largest such institution in Belize. Luigi is a thought leader who serves on various international advisory boards, including the Fort Kobbe International Vaults in Panama. He is the author of The Digital Banking Revolution, now in its third edition, and is an instructor at the FinTech School in California.

Luigi Wewege

"UMSL was a truly transformational experience that allowed me to hone my skills and strengthen my network through various campus organizations, while introducing me to an international perspective on my business education," Luigi said. "All these experiences encouraged me to continue my education as well as further explore career opportunities worldwide."  

Luigi earned an MBA in international business from the MIB Trieste School of Management in Italy and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from UMSL, where he triple-majored in finance, international business, and management. During his time at UMSL, Luigi starred on the men’s golf team and received Great Lakes Valley Conference Academic All-Conference honors. He also launched a pilot study on the accuracy of American credit bureau data for the Federal Trade Commission. 

Luigi has been recognized with several awards, including the Private Banker of the Year Award in 2021 by International Investor and Pan Finance magazines. He was honored by UMSL as recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2019 and the Salute to Business Achievement Award in 2017. Luigi is passionate about developing opportunities that empower young people to create positive change, creating his own foundation to provide an annual academic scholarship to a deserving student.