NxG Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Valentine Barbier-Mueller

Société Privée de Gérance, Switzerland – G3, Vice President NxG

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Valentine Barbier-Mueller is a third-generation member of the SPG-RYTZ Group in Switzerland, which operates in real-estate services.

Before joining the family business, Valentine worked with innovative organizations, such as Swiss project Solar Impulse, and Techstars-backed startup Codementor. With her sisters and cousins, she also founded Les Muses BM, an ethnic-inspired jewellery brand that perpetuates the century-old family tradition in the world’s arts and cultures.
Valentine is the Vice-President of the NxG Leadership Team. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from King’s College London and an MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from ESADE Business School.

Arjun Chowgule

Chowgule & Co, India – G4, President NxG

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Arjun Chowgule is the Executive Director of Chowgule and Company – the holding company of the Chowgule Group, Industrial conglomerate with interests in commodities, logistics, engineering, trading and education. Arjun is involved at an operational level of the engineering businesses, and also oversees finance at Group level. Arjun is President of The NxG Leadership Team.

Dominique Otten-Pappas

NxG Academic Expert

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Programme Committee Chair, NxG Academic Expert, FBN-I NxG Leadership Team
Otten Family, Germany (3rd Generation)

Laissa Cortez Moura

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3rd Generation, L Tres Publicidade Propaganda e Marketing Ltda, Brazil

Brigitta Deák

Biofilter Environmental Co, G2, Hungary

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2nd Generation, Biofilter Environmental Co, Hungary

Christine Gaucher

NxG Program Manager, Switzerland

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Christine manages the Family Business Network Next Generation initiatives – including the Next Generation Summits, the New Leader Circle, the NxG Award and the International Internship Program.

Coordinating the NxG Leadership Team since 2007, she’s acting as a servant leader, insuring next generations’ a safe place to grow together, and taking them to places they thought they would never go!

French citizen, Christine holds a Master in Communications from Poitiers Management School with an additional professional master in communication audit. From 2004 til 2007 Christine managed internal communications for Philips Seminconductors France and started her career in England as a marketing assistant for Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.

Yvette Koppert

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3rd Generation, Koppert Biological Systems, Netherlands

Laura Moreno

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Expansion and Project Manager, 2nd Generation, Café Quindío, Colombia

Vladimir Moshnyager

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NxG Leadership Team , 7th Generation, DSC, Switzerland

Simon Torres

Contempo, G2, Colombia

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Chairman of Board of Directors, 2nd Generation, Contempo, Colombia

Winson Yeung

Singbee Technology, G2, China

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Winson Yeung is the Vice President of Singbee Technology, a company involved in manufacturing, distribution & innovation of LED lighting and lighting related controls. Singbee is the second B corp certificated company in China.
Role within FBN

  • Polaris Committee
  • Nxg leadership team
  • Broad member of FBN Asia
  • Founding member of FBN Asia/China (China is Asia Sub-chapter)

Key Topics of expertise

  • Transformation from traditional business to sustainability business
  • China business environment & Chinese mentality
  • Energy reduction investment
  • Nxg leader in a business changing world


Mehrad Jaberansari

Sepahan Industrial Group, G3, Iran

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Mehrad is a 3rd Generation member of an enterprising family from Iran. 
As a former Project Manager, with a background in Business Development and Airline Strategy Consulting, he recently completed his MBA to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and explore the synergies between financial gain and social impact for a more sustainable future.
Role within FBN-I:

  • Member of Internaitonal NxG Leadership Team
  • Chair of the NxG Entrepreneurship Day Program Committee

Key Topics of interest:

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • The role of enterprising families as a force for change
  • International business development