Honorary Board Members


Thierry Lombard

Former member of the Board, Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2015 – Honorary member of the Board since 2015

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Landolt & Cie SA, founded in 1780 in Lausanne, is a unique boutique Private Bank, serving families, entrepreneurs and private clients. It has all competencies to manage assets worldwide, with core and specialized competencies in the Swiss Market, from big multinationals to small startups, in Thematic investment with a rigorous open architecture for the selection of the best portfolio managers, as well as expertise in Private Equity. Landolt merges industrial, financial, philanthropic and family business expertises of the two families Landolt & Lombard. Thierry Lombard, representing the 6th generation, served for 42 years up to the highest position of Senior Partner in Lombard Odier, a large Private Bank with 3 business lines, Private Clients, Asset Management and Technology for Banking, with 25 offices around the world in 19 jurisdictions, employing about 2300 people. In 2016, Thierry Lombard, joined his oldest son Alexis, as a shareholder and board member of Landolt & Cie SA, to help the transition, develop the asset management activities and organize the succession of the Bank. Thierry Lombard is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross and is active in various medical and humanitarian Foundations and published several books about Succession in Family Businesses Wealth and Philanthropy and Portfolio management. He is the former President of the Family Business International Foundation (FBIF)

Hans-Jacob Bonnier

Bonnier AB (Sweden) , Former member of the Board, Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2009 – Honorary member of the Board since 2009

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Gerhard Bonnier published his first book in 1804 and since then the company has grown to become the largest media company in Scandinavia. Books, newspapers, magazines, business press, film production, broadcasting and real estate are today the main activities. The company is 100 % family owned. Hans-Jacob Bonnier, 6th generation Bonnier family member, obtained his M.Pol.Sc. degree from Stockholm University. Hans-Jacob is Executive Vice President of Bonnier Business Press and working Chairman of the Bonnier Family Foundation, Chairman of the Swedish-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the European Business Press federation. He started the Family Business Network Member Association in Sweden in 1996.

Mariano Puig Planas

Corporation Exea (Spain) Former member of the Board, Honorary member of the Board since 2004

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Mariano Puig is former Chairman of PUIG, a $2 billion revenue multinational fashion, perfumery and cosmetics company. The main brands of the group are the world-renowned Puig, Paco Rabanne (Paris), Nina Ricci (Paris), Carolina Herrera (New York), Jean Paul Gaultier (Paris) and with contractual agreements with Valentino (Milan) and Prada (Milan). He is the former Chairman of Exea, the Puig Family’s own holding that owns Isdin (50%), Uriage and Flamagas with factories in Spain, China, India and Vietnam. Mr. Puig is a Founder Member of the Spanish “Instituto de la Empresa Familiar” and served as President from 1995 to 1997. He is a Founder and now Honorary President of the European Family Business, EFB, which is an umbrella for all the associations of Family Businesses of the member states, representing them before the economic authorities of the EU in Brussels.

Karl-Erivan W. Haub

Karl-Erivan W. Haub, Tengelmann Warenhandelsgesellschäft KG, Germany – Managing Partner – 5th Generation FBN Board Member 2010-2018 – FBN Chairman 2015-2018

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Saturday, April 7, 2018, Karl-Erivan did not return from a ski tour in the Matterhorn area (Switzerland-Italy), while he was training for the famous “Patrouille des Glaciers” competition. Despite an intense search, the rescue teams from Zermatt and from the Aosta Valley could not find him and confirmed that there was no longer any chance of survival for FBN Chairman Karl-Erivan W. Haub.

Karl-Erivan was a great man, a true visionary and a very big support to the FBN community and family. His passion for business owning families and their challenges, for their potential and transformation power, will continue to inspire us, our families, our business and our community for many generations to come.