Successful External Succession in Family Businesses

Webinar & Digital Dialogue

 

3 December 2020, 10:00 am CET (1.5 hrs)

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Successful External Succession in Family Businesses

Succession planning has always been one of the top challenges facing family businesses. Owners of family business are not only looking at passing on a company but also a legacy to the following generations. This unique focus on long-term performance puts dynamic tension on leadership transition and especially so when an external executive is hired as CEO. This brings into question the fit of the individual to the family values and company's culture, and whether the executive is able to establish a relationship of trust with the family owners.

To study the unique relationship between owners and external executives, the INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, in collaboration with PwC and AvS – International Trusted Advisors, has embarked on a pan-European research survey. They have examined the key steps to making external executives successful in family businesses and the enablers that are critical to the nurturing of productive relationships with the owners.

Join us for this Webinar & Digital Dialogue as we showcase faculty insights from Professor Morten Bennedsen, highlights from our latest family business research presented by Andreas von Specht (AvS) and Peter Englisch (PwC) as well as host a stimulating dialogue session with our distinguished family business guest speakers, Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Jacobs Family Council and Chairman of the INSEAD Board and Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich who will share with us how family owners can pave the way for successful leadership transitions to external executives.

We are very much looking forward to an insightful dialogue session. For any additional information, feel free to contact us directly at [email protected].
 
We are very thankful to PwC for sponsoring the event and for the collaboration on this research study with PwC & AvS - International Trusted Advisors.
 

 

Agenda

Thursday, 3 December 2020

10:00 - 10:05
Opening remarks

Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise and INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

10:05 - 10:20
Navigating the Family Business Succession Conundrum

Morten Bennedsen, Academic Director of the INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise

10:20 - 10:50
Making External Executives Successful in Family Businesses
Key findings from research survey by the INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise in collaboration with PwC and AvS - International Trusted Advisors
Peter Englisch, Global Family Business and EMEA Entrepreneurial and Private Business Leader, Partner, PwC Germany
 
 
10:50 - 11:20
Fireside Chat: Lessons and Insights on Family Business Leadership Transition

Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Jacobs Family Council and Chairman of the INSEAD Board

Gilbert Ghostine, Chief Executive Officer of Firmenich

Moderated by David Bain, Financial and Business Journalist as well as Founder and Owner of Family Capital

11:20 - 11:30
Wrap up and Closing Remarks

Morten Bennedsen, Academic Director of the INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise

Speakers & Panelists

Distinguished Family Business Guest Panelists

 

Dr. Andreas Jacobs
Jacobs Family Council and Chairman of the INSEAD Board

 

Gilbert Ghostine
Chief Executive Officer of Firmenich

Faculty and Guest Speakers

 

Morten Bennedsen
Professor of Economics,
The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise,
Academic Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise,
Co-Director of the Hoffmann Research Fund

 
 
 

Peter Englisch
Global Family Business and EMEA Entrepreneurial and Private Business Leader, Partner, PwC Germany

 

Andreas von Specht
Founder & Managing Partner, AvS - International Trusted Advisors

Moderators

 

David Bain
Financial and business journalist
Founder and owner of Family Capital

 

Sonia Tatar
Executive Director,
INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise
INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

Pre-reading Material

CEO Succession: Maximising Success 
by Carolyn Lutz and Philipp Fleischmann, AvS - International Trusted Advisors

Professionalisation of Family Firms
By Morten Bennedsen and Brian Henry
Article published on SID DIRECTORS BULLETIN 2019 Q3

To read more family business related publications, you may like to visit:

Practical Information

Technical requirements

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Webinar etiquette

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  • Please use the Q&A tab if you have a questions for the speakers
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  • ​The webinar is being recorded.

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Webinar Recordings and Slide Deck
Click here for the playlist or access individual sessions below

Part 1 – Navigating the Family Business Succession Conundrum by Morten Bennedsen

Download presentation slide deck for Part 1 

Part 2 - Making External Executives Successful in Family Businesses

Download presentation slide deck for Part 2

Part 3 - Fireside Chat with Dr Andreas Jacobs and Gilbert Ghostine

Q&A Report

We have received a number of live questions during the webinar and we are glad to share in the report the comments given by our speakers. 

(Click here to access the Webinar Q&A Report)

 

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