Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez

Professor Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez

Swiss, American
The Wild Group Professor of Family Business, Family Office, Governance
PhD HEC Lausanne




Professor of Family Business and Director of the IMD Global Family Business Center, Denise is an international speaker, consultant and educator in the field of family business.

For nearly 20 years Denise has worked extensively with very large family businesses in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America and is used to deal with complex governance and wealth situations. She is author and co-author of the books: Governance in Family Enterprises: Maximizing Economic & Emotional Success, 2014( Palgrave Macmillan); Family Business – Key Issues, 2005 (Palgrave Macmillan); Sharing Wisdom, Building Values – Letters From Family Business Owners To Their Successors, 2002 (Palgrave Macmillan); A Woman's Place. The Crucial Roles of Women in Family Businesses, 2008 (Palgrave Macmillan); as well as the cartoon illustrated books: Why Me? Wealth: Creating, Having and Passing it on, 2007 and Who, Me? Family Business Succession. A practical Guide For The Next Generation, 2005.

In recent years she has also published articles on succession, competence, growth, IPOs, governance issues and on serial business families. Founder and former president of the Family Business Network (FBN) chapter in French speaking Switzerland, Denise received several international awards for her research work. In addition, Denise is a certified coach working with the Solution Focused Coaching approach (based on brief therapies). She is an accredited Lifo® Licensee - a personal style survey which helps individuals reach their potential and improve their performance; unlocks the hidden potential of individuals and teams to achieve maximum high performance by looking at how people work together; it helps business create high performance cultures to drive sales and achieve objectives.

Denise is also the founder, CEO and Chairman of Gen10 SA, an independent company providing high quality VIP Boutique services to HNW & UHNW entrepreneurial families and families of wealth around the globe in mediation, coaching and education programs around succession, governance, business, ownership, wealth, family office and family philanthropy.

Prior to specialising in family business, Denise worked for fifteen years in international industrial companies where she developed an expertise in strategy, accounting, M&As, as well as financial and business analysis.


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