Issue 12, October 2011- Family Business Boards

Issue 12, October 2011- Family Business Boards

Articles

Success on a Family Business Board

Image source: Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels Q&A with Marylise Abou Haidar Sinno When did you join the family business board and what is your current role? I joined our family holding in 2007 and the board in...
On the Board of a Family Business

On The Board of a Family Business

Researchers and practitioners have established that family businesses are not exactly the same as non-family businesses. The differences lie mostly in the fact that the owning family's involvement brings with it a unique set...

Discovering Latin America and its Family Businesses

Image source: Rafael GuajardoLatin America still remains relatively unknown to most people, a legacy of the years of military and authoritarian rule, hyper-inflation and the sovereign credit problems of the 1970's and 1980's. This...
Family Business Ventures with Multinational Corporations

Family Business Ventures with Multinational Corporations

Any family business leader will confirm that ventures and alliances with multinationals are a complex matter. In addition and all likelihood, each and every one of them will systematically stress the importance of finding...
Understanding Family Business Innovation

Understanding Family Business Innovation

Innovation is recommended by many but only truly executed by few. In order to understand how family businesses can become successful innovators, it is essential to understand the family business itself. By nature family...
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From Family Enterprise to Enterprising Family

When a family-enterprise seeks to diversify its risk and grow its activities, many different paths may lead to a successful outcome. Typically, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances come to mind as well as...

Directors: Piloting The Force of A Family Business

Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán from PexelsMustafa Hussain, a solicitor with Taylor Wessing's wealth group, UK, and author of "The Family Business Passport", discusses the role and responsibilities of directors in Middle Eastern family...
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Independent Directors – Key to Boardroom Innovation

Independent directors play an important role in helping family business boards transform into high performance boards. Indeed, one of the key benefits independent directors can bring to a board is a greater understanding of...
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The Sweet History of the Al Bohsali Family

The story of the Al Bohsali family business started 200 years ago in a small shop in Beirut, Lebanon. From its very beginnings the Al Bohsali brand has received international recognition due to its...
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SME Branding

Q&A with Helen and Matthew Ranson Having a proper brand image in place is a strategic priorities for any company no matter its size or industry. SMEs in the Arab world, however, have not as...