THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
In line with IESE's mission to develop leaders who strive to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, companies and society through professional excellence, integrity and a spirit of service, the Family Business Club presents the 5th IESE Family Business Conference. Titled "Prepare for Landing – Conversations on Next-Gen", it will take place on South Campus of IESE Business School in Barcelona, on Friday, March 27th, 2020.
The conference puts a focus on exploring the most essential aspects of a successful landing of the next generation into a family business: the preparation of the Next-Gen business leaders (new pilots), the current management and shareholder generation (commanders-in-chief) as well as the organisation (landing strip) itself for the generational transition.
The IESE MBA elective LAND will be integrated in the program. Landing in the Family Business is taught by Prof. Heinrich Liechtenstein, who will moderate the conference in cooperation with the Family Business Club.
Consequently, the day will start with students’ testimonials on the elective. In addition, moderated panel discussions with commanders-in-chiefs and new pilots will give interesting insights in learnings from the course.
Among various activities within the conference will be further presentations of family members from various international family businesses. They will share their valuable experiences on succession related issues.
In addition to that, Prof. Albert Fernández will be facilitating a case discussion on succession in family businesses. His vast experience with small and medium sized enterprises in combination with the case study method and a highly knowledgeable audience will guarantee an exciting outcome.
|08.30 am||09.00 am||Registration & Team Selection|
|09.00 am||09.30 am||Welcome: Overview on Elective / Student Testimonials|
Prof. Heinrich Liechtenstein, IESE
|09.30 am||10.15 am||Keynote Speech - Hidden Risks in Wealth Succession: "The Effects of Stonewalling" - Two Family Business Cases |
Mrs. Doris Sommavilla, 3rd Generation
Mr. Dominik von Eynern, 5th Generation
|10.15 am||10.45 am||Coffee Break|
|10.45 am||11.45 am||Current-Gen Panel: "Pilot's Take-off Reports"|
Moderator: Mrs. Andrea Christenson, IESE
|11.45 am||12.15 pm||Coffee Break|
|12.15 pm||13.15 pm||Next-Gen Panel: "Prepare for Landing - Avoid a Crash"|
1st and 2nd year MBA students
|13.30 pm||15.00 pm||Networking Lunch|
|GENERAL TREK||LAND ELECTIVE TREK*|
|Team Preparation - Family Business Case||Breakout Sessions|
|Class Discussion - Family Business - Prof. Albert Fernández, IESE||*Exclusive for LAND participants and their families|
|16.45 pm||17.15 pm||Coffee Break|
|17.15 pm||18.30 pm||Keynote speech - "Sustainability & Family Business" |
Mr. Alfonso Líbano Daurella, Vice-President & Director, COBEGA, S.A.
|18.30 po||18.45 pm||Closing Speech |
Prof. Heinrich Liechtenstein, IESE
Dominik v. Eynern comes from a business family now in its 5th generation. He’s an active shareholder of the family business and a Principal at Blu Family Office. He combines his experience from 20 years in the financial industry with his experience as a family member and studies in behavioural science to analyse family dynamics and share insights.
Dominik holds a BSc. in Economics (Universität Augsburg) and a MSc. in Finance (Universität Frankfurt). He started his career at Merrill Lynch in equity derivatives and held senior roles in hedge funds.
Doris Sommavilla is a 3rd generation member of a family business focusing on hospitality and residential development in Italy. Since 2006 her family has been investing in Eastern Europe. She is active in the family business since 2010, after the sudden death of her father. Doris has first-hand experience of the potential consequences than an unplanned succession could have on family wealth. The sudden death of her father coupled with the downturn of her family main investment markets put her family wealth at risk. It took her family almost 10 years to turnaround the main business, adopt a sound governance structure and start diversifying away from real estate risk. To diversify family wealth, her family joined BLU Family Office that is focusing on managing risk through investments in alternatives. Previously she worked at Allianz Global Investors in (Milano) and Pimco (Munich, Germany). She holds a Master in Family Office (AIFO), Master of Science in Finance (Bocconi University), CFA, CAIA, CISI in Capital Markets.
Doris is involved in Philanthropy through Skychildren.org that takes care of educating disadvantaged children in Kolkata, India. She is also starting up a social enterprise in Eastern Europe, training disadvantaged people for hospitality jobs in Italy. Doris is also supporting diversity and women empowerment in Italy sponsoring and co-organizing events with Leadersfirst.
Andrea Christenson is a Senior Advisor at
Rhodion Advisors GmbH. She supports business families with strategic,
organizational, but also personnel issues and helps them to prepare their
companies for the long term and, including the transfer of generations.
Based on her over 30 years of experience in and for business families, Andrea Christenson contributes to overcoming conflicts, strengthening cohesion and understanding for each other and developing solutions. In the context of leadership development programs, she is a coach and mentor at IESE, Barcelona. She is a member of various advisory and administrative boards of European companies.
After earning an MBA from IESE Business School and seven years at the Boston Consulting Group, Andrea acquired the family company "Käthe Kruse Puppen" from the founding family and transformed it from a traditional handicraft workshop into an internationally active toy and textile company.
Alfonso Líbano Daurella is currently Vice-President & Director of COBEGA, S.A., the familiar holding.
Mr. Líbano is also Chairman of EQUATORIAL COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY, S.L. (ECCBC), the Coca-Cola Bottler franchise for 13 African countries in West and North Africa. Moreover, he has been Trustee of THE COCA-COLA AFRICA FOUNDATION since 2004.
He is Director of the Board & Chair of the CSR Committee of COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS, one of the leading Coca-Cola Bottlers Worldwide, listed on the Stock Exchange in London, NY, Amsterdam and Madrid.
Mr. Líbano is Founding Member & Member of the International Commission of the Instituto de la Empresa Familiar (IEF), Chairman until November 2019 of the European Family Businesses (EFB) and Chair of the Polaris Committee on Sustainability issues at FBN-I.
In addition, Mr. Líbano also sits on boards of public organizations including the American Chamber of Commerce in Spain and the MACBA Foundation (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona), as Vice-president.