Alliances & Preferred Partners
A strategic Alliance or Partnership with the Family Business Network is a way of demonstrating a long term support to Families in Business as well as a strong interest in their sustainable development model.

Global Alliances
Exclusive partners in their sector of activity, the Alliance partners are strongly associated with FBN International activities throughout the year.

Egon Zehnder International was founded in 1964 by Dr. Egon Zehnder with a distinctive vision and structure, focusing on top management; and remaining independent from the capital markets. This allows the firm to dedicate itself entirely to long term client relationships.

Besides executive search, and board consulting, the identification, evaluation and development of senior management talent in companies around the world continue to be the core activities of Egon Zehnder International.

Egon Zehnder International is operating from 66 wholly-owned offices in 40 countries - 420 consultants are organised around a single profit-center partnership. This allows the firm to operate seamlessly when engagements call for multi office, cross-border collaboration or knowledge sharing.

Preferred Partners

IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, offers the longest-running family-business program in the world: Leading the Family Business (LFB). IMD knows how families learn best, individually and as a group. We help families and their key managers construct effective platforms for a sustainable future. LFB is an opportunity for a family in business to:
  • Understand family business challenges and how to manage critical issues
  • Probe critical issues facing family businesses: growth, governance, succession and culture
  • Benchmark best practices and network to improve understanding of what makes family businesses successful
IMD is recognized as one of the world leaders in executive education. For over 60 years IMD has worked with leading global companies to develop and retain management talent. IMD is the “global meeting place”: the most international of business schools worldwide. IMD offers learning based on innovative and highly relevant research: learning that can be applied to business challenges - immediately. This is IMD's "Real World. Real Learning" approach.

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Founded in 1980, Ashoka is the world’s largest community of leading social entrepreneurs. Ashoka identifies those social entrepreneurs with pattern-changing ideas for addressing society’s most entrenched problems and provides support to ensure that their innovations are replicable, scalable, sustainable, and have the potential for global impact. Working with such partners as the Family Business Network, Ashoka helps integrate and connect social and business entrepreneurs around the world to promote an entrepreneurial “eco-system” of global initiatives. Ashoka believes that the only solution to problems is more problem solvers and actively works to create an Everyone a Changemaker™ world. email:

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