The Pictet Group sponsors both

the IMD Global Family Business Award and
the IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award


The Pictet Group is one of the leading Europe-based independent asset and wealth managers. It is a partnership of seven owner-managers, with principles of succession and transmission of ownership that have remained unchanged since foundation in 1805.

Partnering with IMD for these awards is a source of pride as well as a natural move for Pictet. As owner-managers, Pictet partners are entrepreneurs themselves. And the partnership structure resembles the functioning of a close-knit family owned group in many ways. We therefore fully understand the evolving needs family businesses necessitate and can talk to them on the same level about their concerns, such as succession, education and the role of money”.

Rémy Best & Boris Collardi
Pictet Partners with joint responsibility for Wealth Management


The Scheufele Family from Chopard contributes the beautifully crafted trophy each year.

“Chopard, founded in 1860, today still is a family owned and run firm. The Scheufele family is proud to support the IMD Global Family Business Awards since 1999 by crafting its prestigious trophy. Chopard, as a world wide operating group, continues to draw inspiration for its governance from this enduring partnership.”

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele
Chopard & Cie SA


IMD is an independent business school, with Swiss roots and global reach, expert in developing leaders and transforming organizations to create ongoing impact.

"IMD consistently partners with family businesses and this is not a coincidence. Many of the world’s most influential leaders are from family businesses. Long-term views and low risk taking, interweaved around strong family values and unparalleled innovation, are all part of what makes family businesses shine and what we aim to recognize through our annual Award."

Professor Jean-François Manzoni
IMD President