IMD Global Family Business Center
Chemin de Bellerive 23
P.O. 915, CH-1001 Lausanne
+41 (0)21 618 01 11
We are very fortunate to benefit from two Chairs dedicated to the study and support of Family Businesses.
The Wild Group Chair on Family Businesses has been instrumental in funding research and educational activities at the Center since 2001.
The purpose of this Chair is the exploration of the management needs of family held businesses and strategic partnerships in this field. Another of its aims is the furthering of entrepreneurial culture throughout business owning families and enterprising families.
The Chair was donated by Hans-Peter Wild, former owner of Wild Flavors (which he sold to ADM in 2014) and current owner and chairman of the Wild Group and the Capri-Sun Group.
The Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy aims at increase the social and financial impact of family giving as well as to develop best practices in family philanthropy. Another of its aims is to leverage philanthropy as a catalyst for the transmission of family values across generations, branches and nationalities.
The Chair was donated in 2016 by Thierry Mauvernay, President and Delegate of the Board of Debiopharm Group.