Family Business Day

LBS Family Business Club

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Starts: 09:00 AM

Ends: 04:00 PM

London Business School London NW1 4SA, UK
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From Estee Lauder to Samsung, some of our most enduring brands and favourite products have been created by family firms. It is estimated that in the UK, family businesses are responsible for 40% of private sector jobs and 31% of tax revenue. Family businesses are all around us—from the neighbourhood mom-and-pop stores and the millions of small and midsize companies that underpin many economies to household names such as Mars, FIAT & TATA.

As family businesses expand from their entrepreneurial beginnings, they face unique performance and governance challenges. Indeed, less than 1% percent of family businesses survive beyond the third generation of family ownership. According to several researchers, those that do, however, tend to perform well over time compared with their corporate peers. Family business offers two separate but interconnected systems of family and business with uncertain boundaries, different rules, and different roles. Family businesses are different from other businesses due to the inclusion of family and relational bonds among family members. Thus, there is the integration of family and business cultures.

LBS’ Family Business Day is an opportunity for those who are in any way connected to Family Business or who are just interested to learn more about them, to come together share their knowledge and hear from experts in this field. The 3rd Family Business Day aims at doing this by bringing to you a wealth of knowledge which will be shared in person through interactive sessions, presentations and panel discussions, led by very eminent persons from this domain.

The LBS Family Business Day will be held under the Chatham House rule. 



Global co-leader
Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory

Member of the Swarovski Executive Board & Chair of the Swarovski Foundation

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business
King’s College London

Jaianco BVBA
Owner & Manager of Operations

Dean & Professor of Management Practice in Accounting
London Business School

Ernst & Young LLP

Signal Media

Family Manager & Advisory Board Member
Famos Immobilien

Reflections Family Office Consultancy

Entrepreneur & Student

Vice President & Board member

Blackwell Ventures

Head of Private Equity
Rianta Capital

Family Capital

Director/ Head of Family Office Advisory

Marketing & Business Development
Wilcox & Co Limousines

Ethan K

Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
London Business School

Founder and CEO Owners Place
Second generation - Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.

3rd Generation, NG Bailey
NG Bailey
09:30 - 10:00 v Sainsbury Reception
10:00 - 10:10 v Marquee

Shreyans & Michael 

The Tradition of Innovation
10:10 - 11:10 v Marquee
Jeremy Hazlehurst. Founder. Family Capital .
Leila Wilcox . Marketing & Business Development. Wilcox & Co Limousines.
Ethan Koh. Founder. Ethan K .
Jan Olszewski. Founder and CEO Owners Place. Second generation - Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. .
Private aka Family Equity
11:10 - 12:00 v Marquee
David Kilshaw. Partner . Ernst & Young LLP.
Philip Blackwell. Principal . Blackwell Ventures .
Dr. Stephan Wessel. Head of Private Equity . Rianta Capital .
Madeleine Jahr. Director/ Head of Family Office Advisory. Altium.
Lunch Break
12:00 - 13:00 v Park Restaurant
Special Adress by the Dean
13:00 - 13:15 v Marquee
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman. Dean & Professor of Management Practice in Accounting. London Business School.
Women in Family Businesses – Challenges & Opportunities
13:15 - 14:00 v Marquee
Nadja Swarovski. Member of the Swarovski Executive Board & Chair of the Swarovski Foundation.
Jeremy Hazlehurst. Founder. Family Capital .
NextGen Women Leaders
14:00 - 14:50 v Marquee
Prof. Dr. Sabine Rau. Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business. King’s College London.
Priyanka Choksi Mehta. Jaianco BVBA. Owner & Manager of Operations.
Dr. Dominique Otten - Pappas. Family Manager & Advisory Board Member. Famos Immobilien .
Damla Sener Akkaynak . CFO. SERA Group.
Julia Birkenstock. Entrepreneur & Student.
Burcu Akdan Toprak. Vice President & Board member . KAROTO A.Ş..
Networking Refreshments
14:50 - 15:10 v Park Restaurant
Management of Non-Family Talent
15:10 - 16:10 v Marquee
Dr. Jörg Ritter. Global co-leader. Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory.
Coming Home or Breaking Free ?
16:10 - 17:00 v Marquee
David Benigson. CEO . Signal Media .
Simon Bloom. CEO. Reflections Family Office Consultancy.
Jeff Skinner. Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. London Business School.
Networking Reception & Wine Tasting with Valdivieso of Chile
17:00 - 18:00 v Park Restaurant


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