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


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 Award 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