|I had a great time there, and the week has really opened a box of opportunities for the future of our business.|
Director, JJ Confectionery Ltd.
|Through the lectures and discussions I learned to understand better the history of our family business and I see now much clearer possible solutions for my generation. It opened up my mind how a family business could be led and organized.|
Partner / Owner, Manz GmbH
|This program has taken our family one important step further on why and how we should strive to develop our family business. Education is one of the keys to our future success. Looking forward to seeing you again!|
Vice-CEO, Ulstein Mekaniske Verksted Holding ASA and
Board Member in Ulsmo AS
|I have learned the best ways to balance family and business needs and most importantly how to educate and help the next generation into the family business under the best conditions and in a structured way. The knowledge that I gained from LFB enabled me to educate the next generation with the understanding that being part of a family business is a privilege and not an obligation. For me, the surprising element at LFB was how much I learned from other family businesses. Today I am even prouder to be part of a family business.|
Co-Chair, Panda Restaurant Group
|The key learning points for me were new insights, the exchange with other family business members from different cultures, and understanding generational issues better. One can see and understand that there is not only one, but several possible roads to follow. LFB gives you a helicopter view of your own situation while momentarily taking you away from your daily routine. |
Govert Jan van Oord
Managing Director, Acta Marine
|Leading the Family Business was an extremely interesting program in its contents and conduct. It gives you an in depth understanding of unique qualities and the common characteristics of family run business and the issues that confront such organizations. Most importantly, it impacts on your decision on the structure and future direction of your business.|
Director, Rais Hassan Saadi Group
United Arab Emirates
|Second and third generation attendance on the program together promoted an enhanced and invaluable discussion on both shared visions and the transition from a sibling partnership to a cousin consortium.|
Noel S. Bailey
President, The N.G. Bailey Organisation Ltd.
|First, it was relieving to discuss delicate, private matters at length, with people in the same situation; second, it was healthy to view the family business from above, from the outside.|
Member of the Board, Paulig Ltd.
|I was impressed with the progress the Family Business program has made during the last 10 years. I highly recommend it to family business owners of any size and professional managers working in family businesses.|
Dr. Hans-Peter Wild
Owner, Rudolf Wild Werke
|The LFB brings the best real issues of the challenges of mixing family issues with family owned companies issues.|
|President, C. Hellmund & Co.|
|First, thanks to the excellent lectures by all the professors. I feel I have a good idea of what kind of problems I can expect in the future. I also feel that I am now equipped with some useful ideas and tools to solve the problems.|
Secondly, it was very interesting and beneficial to have discussions with participants from all over the world with different cultures, about the family business problems.
Hisakazu Mike Yokoyama
President, Sanmatsu Kogyo Co., Ltd.
|I found the OWP/LFB program to be very beneficial for me in dealing with family issues. Family Business issues are sometimes difficult to deal with and LFB gives you the information to handle these situations. We covered a broad band of subjects in the week I was there, so the exposure was very diverse. I also found the teaching facilities to be superb and the multi-cultural participants to be quite interesting and educational. I would recommend the LFB program to anyone interested in improving relations in their family and to gain exposure in other types of family businesses worldwide.|
President, Biddle Precision Components Inc.
|The LFB program is the most valid seminar anybody involved in Family Business can join.|
President, Diersch & Schroeder GmbH
|Four of my children have previously attended LFB and have strongly recommended that the entire family experiences the benefits the program provides for family businesses. I have been involved in family business for over 48 years, but I know you never stop learning. LFB is helping us to make decisions on several important family council matters, including governance.|
Chairman, Escor Group
|It is important that the whole family is together, and that we think about the future together. The LFB program is feeding the family with many new ideas, and we are taking these apart to see what they mean to our family business.|
Stefan von FedÃ¡k
President, SVF Consulting Representaciones C.A.