During this academic year at IE (Sept 2017 – July 2018) we, the Family Business Club, have organised a variety of events for both the English and Spanish speaking community of IE. Six different events have been carried out. Some of them have been organised taking in the participation of renowned IE family Business professors such as Manuel Bermejo and Cristina Cruz while others have been focused on more institutional personalities such has Hans Van Bylen (CEO of Henkel). We have also organised more personal gatherings such as a very insightful dinner with Manuel Pavon (Former Senior Partner at Garrigues). Not to forget our beers where we have enjoyed a relaxed chat sharing experiences and ambitions for the forthcoming future.
Another key event for our community has been the opening of the IE Centre of Families in Business Centre; early this year the IE Centre for Families in Business was launched by the hand of its Director Cristina Cruz and President Carlos Mas. The IE Centre for Families in Business is a Network and Research Centre that represents IE’s commitment to adding value to business families on a global scale. This centre has been a critical pillar to the Family Business Club assisting on and supporting the creation of events and bringing critical speakers to our community such as Hans Van Bylen (CEO at Henkel), Carlos March (President at Corporación Financiera Alba) or Alfonso Líbano (VP at Cobega & President of FBN Europe)
Just a kind reminder that if your wish is to keep linked to your national or International Family Business Community, there are very well organised associations such as the Family Business Network (FBN) and their national and municipal chapters where you can request membership.
We hope that in its various forms, this year at the Family Business Club, have provided you with a bit more insight, knowledge and even tools in order to succeed within this challenging but still fascinating environment.
Pablo Alonso – Patallo de la Torre
President at the Family Business Club