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July 21, 2010

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of founder Nicolas Hayek, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

Despite having sold 350 million watches since 1983, the Swatch Group could easily have lost its bearings following the recent death of Nicolas Hayek, the founder and widely heralded savior of the Swiss watch industry, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

June 1, 2010

Oscar Lopez, the family head of the First Philippine Holdings Corp, announced today he is to step down as chairman and CEO of the family holding company, to be replaced by his son.

Oscar Lopez, the family head of the First Philippine Holdings Corp, announced today he is to step down as chairman and CEO of the family holding company, to be replaced by his son.
 
Lopez (pictured), 79, who led the company for nearly 25 years, said: "I think that the time is right to step down from the CEO-ship of our company." He will however remain involved as the company's chairman emeritus and group chief strategic officer.
 

May 19, 2010

A recent report by KPMG in Australia explores the education and progression of next generation family members and their approach to changing business strategy, write David and Paul Karofsky

A recent report by KPMG in Australia explores the education and progression of next generation family members and their approach to changing business strategy, write David and Paul Karofsky. (Click here to view the report

May 12, 2010

In recent years, many family-owned or controlled companies have done well preparing their late boomers or gen-Xers to pay a leadership role in the family business through planning, education and work, write Dennis Jaffe and Keith Whitaker

In recent years, many family-owned or controlled companies have done well preparing their late boomers or gen-Xers to play a leadership role in the family business through planning, education and work, write Dennis Jaffe and Keith Whitaker.

May 5, 2010

During the life cycle of a family business, there may come a point when the current leader is ready to retire and there is no next generation member ready to take over, writes Jurgen Geerlings

During the life cycle of a family business, there may come a point when the current leader is ready to retire and there is no next generation member with the ability or the inclination to take over, writes Jurgen Geerlings. 

March 24, 2010

Carlos Slim became the richest man in the world last week, making him patriarch of, arguably, the most successful family business in the world. However, his succession planning is yet to be tested, write Alexandra Sharpe and Shonali Sashikant

Carlos Slim became the richest man in the world last week, making him patriarch of, arguably, the most successful family business in the world. But while he clearly has the knack for making money, his succession planning is yet to be tested, write Alexandra Sharpe and Shonali Sashikant.

March 12, 2010

Hyundai Motor Corporation, the Korea-based car company controlled by the Chung family, has announced third generation Chung Eui-Sun has been appointed to the company’s board.

Hyundai Motor Corporation, the Korea-based car company controlled by the Chung family, has announced third generation Chung Eui-Sun has been appointed to the company's board.
 
The promotion of the 39-year-old was approved by shareholders today and increases speculation that Chung Eui-Sun will succeed his father, Hyundai's 71-year-old chairman Chung Mong-Koo, as head of the business.
 

March 10, 2010

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain’s largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain's largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral.

January 8, 2010

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for www.campdenFB.com to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

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