Family business chairs 

We are very fortunate to benefit from two Chairs dedicated to the study and support of Family Businesses.
The Wild Chair for Family Business
has been instrumental in funding research and educational activities at the Center since 1998.

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 and current owner and chairman of 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. >>Read more

Family business awards sponsor

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.

Since 2018 we are extremly pleased to have Pictet sponsoring two Family Business Awards. The first one, Global Family Business Award was created in 1996 and aims at promoting family businesses by highlighting the exceptionally high standards they are capable of and the many forms they take. 

The second one, the IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award was created in 1996 by IMD and Pictet to encourage and help leaders and organizations to be a force for good in the world.


Family business awards trophy sponsor

The Scheufele Family from Chopard contributes the beautifully crafted trophies each year. Thanks for their precious contribution since the creation of the awards.


Family business award celebration 

The Family Business Network (FBN) – the world’s leading family business organization – provide the perfect platform to celebrate the worthy winner of the Global Family Business Award.