Our Founder

Vanessa Heidi Gabrielle Vieira 26th March 1973 to 15th August 2004

Vanessa Heidi Gabrielle Vieira
26th March 1973 to 15th August 2004

Heidi, the founder of Vieira Incorporated Limited was motivated to forgo higher education studies to start work on building a career and to develop of her entrepreneurial spirit.

She started at CC Customs Brokers in Couva, where she developed her skills as a customs clerk and attained a Grade 1 licence. This experience allowed her to learn all aspects of the Customs Brokerage and Freight Forwarding business, and to establish a strong clientele through her professionalism and work ethic.  After three years at CC Customs, Hiedi was ready for the next step of her career and to expand her experiences.  Her entrepreneurial drive led her to open her own company, Vieira Inc. Through her established reputation and credibility, she was able to initially work with Kamino Inc. and later with SDV.

The association with SDV, and Vieira Inc.’s performance from the onset allowed Vieira Inc. to be awarded the NGC BUD pipeline project, which has developed into an economic milestone for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.  This project involved the construction of the natural gas pipeline for the ALNG plant in Pt. Fortin. With this contract, Vieira Inc. handled over a million tonne of freight being collected from various suppliers around the world, and shipped to Trinidad, customs cleared and delivered to the NGC site within established service levels.

Even though Heidi’s time with us was shortened, her legacy and values live on today in the manner in which Vieira Inc. continues to do business and deliver services of the highest quality.  Heidi was all peace and love to all, which was responsible for her success. Her love extended not only to her family but to all who became involved in her life. – Alan Vieira