The IMD Global Family Business Center is a world-leading family business research and education center.

We are dedicated to the real issues facing family businesses, family offices and family foundations. We will help you ensure the sustainable success of your business and family, whether large or small.

IMD was the birthplace of family business education in 1988. Today, our center of excellence operates from our campuses in Lausanne and Singapore and also delivers off-site programs worldwide.

Conducting and sharing highly relevant research

  • Real case studies written in partnership with family businesses, thought leaders and distinguished academics;
  • World-recognized insights and pragmatic recommendations.


Embracing a real world – real learning approach

  • Our Faculty has more than 30 years’ experience with family businesses across five continents;
  • We offer both "open" programs and customized programs that are tailored to your unique challenges.


Delivering a transformative learning experience

  • For family members as well as senior non-family executives or board members accompanied by a family member;
  • Combining theory and practice in a safe and impartial environment.

Together we can

  • Reflect on family business governance;
  • Explore strategies for preserving and transferring wealth;
  • Ensure ownership, engagement and performance from your leaders, management teams and boards;
  • Initiate essential conversations and address complex conflicts;
  • Develop a succession plan;
  • Enhance the leadership capacities of the next generation.

...and so much more.

The IMD Global Family Business Center – your family business resource – will help you to ensure long-term continuity and sustainable growth over generations.

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