Victor Restis was born in Kinshasa, Congo and is a graduate of the Belgian Institute Catholique Hautes Etudes Commerciales (ICHEC). He began his career in ship repairing, shipping, expanded in offshore shipping. He continues to control one of the world’s largest privately held seaborne fleet having reached more the 120 vessels recently. In the last decade he diversified his investments in Banking, owing at one stage three fully licensed Banks in Europe. He owns a large portfolio of commercial properties including malls and luxury hotels. From 2011 till 2013, he has served as Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino. He continues to serve as director in various organisations worldwide.