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About Family Business Academy

Families are an extremely important business reality. They are a backbone of society, important for our societies and the businesses they create.

The Family Business Academy is a programme designed for all types of family businesses, members of business-owning families as well as senior non-family executive and board members and strategic decision makers seeking to grow their family business. The programme is especially designed to address the needs of family businesses and to help family owners design the most appropriate governance and ownership structures and better understand the specific challenges in their own family business.


Why attend the academy?

  • to benchmark best practices and broaden your understanding of success­ful family businesses;
  • to navigate specific challenges and critical issues in your own family business;
  • to highlight the key issues facing family businesses: growth, governance, succession and culture;
  • to help you analyse a business today and reshape it for tomorrow; and
  • to use the opportunity to network, share and benchmark with other family firms facing similar dilemmas.

Who is the academy designed for?

  • small, medium and large family businesses planning the process of transition;
  • all members of business-owning families;
  • active and inactive family businesses;
  • next-generation family business;
  • non-family executive and board members;
  • strategic decision makers seeking to grow their family business; and
  • individuals interested in family business concepts and willing to share their experiences.

Programme Partner:


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, 167,000 people are united by sharing their values and commitment to quality. They are making a difference by helping people and clients. Wider communities achieve their potential and build a better working world.

EY has a long history in working with family business. They have established a Family Business Centre of Excellence network that supports their family business clients. The aim of the Centre is to ensure a recognised network of partners and to provide access to the latest developments and thought leadership relating to family business issues. The Centre has been established in countries where family businesses are a significant contributor to the local economy.

The Academy is executed in cooperation with EY's Family Business Centre of Excellence which forms partnerships with educational institutions across the world, aiming at development and support of the family businesses worldwide.

“We can give you a hand to make your business grow and help you plan for the future.”

Family Business Centre of Excellence

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