Donor Families

FBN benefits from direct support of member families.  This allows us to continuously fund essential projects in particular for the Next Generation and Polaris, while protecting FBN’s unique safe space.

Several families have already committed to join two funding programs supporting FBN and its activities.  We would like to recognize and thank them for their invaluable contribution and dedication to the FBN community.

Family Partners
– Chopard, Scheufele Family
– Helga & Erivan Haub Family
– André & Rosalie Hoffmann
– Frederick Chavalit Tsao, IMC Group & AITIA Institute
– Thierry & Alexis Lombard

Circle of Friends
– Anonymous
– Thomas Alsthröm, Antti Ahlström Perilliset Oy
– Alexandre Arnbäck, Lyra Holding
– Sabine Belllefeuille-Burri, Burri public elements AG
– Dieter Bruhn, Bruhn Spedition GmbH
– Forbes Marshall
– Antonio Gallardo Ballart
– Alfonso Libano Daurella, Larfin
– Mariano Puig Planas
– Maurizio Sella, Banca Sella Holding
– Piskanin Family, Hopi Holding
– Senger-Weiss, Senger-Weiss GmbH
– Van Oord Family, MerweOord
– Wates Giving

Content Partners

FBN seeks to partner with leading content organizations who demonstrate long term support for families in business and to develop jointly with them cutting edge content and learning activities for its members.

We would like to recognize these partners who have shown continuous commitment to the FBN and its members.


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Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory assists families, owners, and managers in navigating the challenges of leadership, succession, and governance across generations. Based on decades of experience serving many of the world’s finest family companies, we know that the critical first step in this journey is to build alignment amongst family members around the family’s philosophy and approach to business and ownership. With this in mind, our Family Business Advisors work closely with family members and owners to create an environment conducive to driving the best people decisions in their specific context.

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FBN provides many partnership opportunities including the annual FBN International Summit:

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