Neimoidians (Second Human Empire name unknown) are a species of humanoids that are distant genetic relatives of Duros They were native to the planet of Neimoidia and also live on colony worlds in the same sector like Cato Neimoidia , Deko Neimoidia , and Koru Neimoidia . They have a reputation for greed and cowardice (not all were like this, only few though were different like the Colma family especially their Twins, Dr. Volo Colma and his twin sister General Colo Colma who were both known as the Neimoidian Sociopaths) . Neimoidians placed tremendous value on wealth and material possesions, and would go to great lengths to gain money and power. However, they were very easily intimidated, and hated combat. They were famous for running the Trade Federation , a massive corporate entity. Famous Neimoidians included Nute Gunray and Rune Haako , high ranking members of the Trade Federation who later joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems , a separatist movement which waged war on the Galactic Republic .