Our Founders

We're a passionate team with decades of business experience dedicated to help promising companies achieve results they won't achieve on their own. We work hard to ensure we build the best platform that connects companies with expertise traditionally hard to access.

HIWOT NEGA - Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Prior to founding Clewed, Hiwot was a Principal at Solera Capital since 2004, where she sourced, evaluated, executed and monitored investments across industries for a $250 million middle market growth equity fund. Previously, Hiwot spent 8 years in financial management roles in media, telecom and finance industries. Most recently, she was with Pearson Inc., USA where she managed financial reporting and analysis for Pearson's US entities and RSL communications Inc. Hiwot began her career as analyst with AMI Capital, now part of Wells Fargo. Hiwot holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. from SUNY New Paltz, in New York. She holds a CPA.

RAMON DE OLIVEIRA - Clewed Advisor
Ramon de Oliveira is the Managing Partner of the consulting firm ROC Partners, based in New York city. Between 2002 and 2006, Mr. de Oliveira was an adjunct professor of Finance at Columbia University. Starting in 1977, Mr. de Oliveira spent 24 years at JP Morgan & Co. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. de Oliveira was Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Investment Management. Mr. de Oliveira was also a member of the firm's Management Committee since its inception in 1995. Upon the merger with Chase Manhattan Bank in 2001, Mr. de Oliveira was the only executive from JP Morgan & Co. asked to join the Executive Committee of the new firm with operating responsibilities. He is a graduate of the University of Paris and of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris).

Directorships currently held: ROC Partners, Managing Director. AXA - Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Fonds de Dotation du Louvre- Chairman of the Investment Committee. Taittinger-Kobrand USA (United States). The Red Cross, Member of the Investment Committee.

Previous directorships: Friends of Education (a New York-based not-for-profit organization), Chairman of the Board of Directors; JP Morgan Suisse (Switzerland); American Century Company, Inc (United States), Sungard Data Systems (SDS) (United States). The Hartford Insurance Company (end of mandate April 29, 2009)