Governance is hard to define and harder to enact. Even when family businesses know what they need, the implementation and maintenance of governance is an immense challenge, especially if stakeholders live and work separately from each other.
As the Co-Founder and CEO at TrustedFamily.net, an online governance and information management platform, Edouard Thijssen is innovating the space where family business governance and 21st-century technology converge.
TrustedFamily was inspired by Thijssen’s experience in meeting his own family business’s governance requirements. Setting up the business and family boards and committees was challenging in itself, but maintaining an overview of the entire organisation’s ownership and decision-making structure without an implementation framework and a digital support system would have been impossible.