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July 1, 2004

Johan H Andresen, CEO of Norwegian venture capital investor Ferd, talks about 2003’s board professionalisation process, and why an emphasis on good governance can see the company achieve its goals

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Johan H Andresen, CEO of Norwegian venture capital investor Ferd, talks about 2003's board professionalisation process, and why an emphasis on good governance can see the company achieve its goals

"A community is like a ship," celebrated 19th century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen once said. "Everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."

January 1, 2004

Recent events around corporate scandal present new challenges for family controlled public companies and their shareholders. Among the challenges is the diversification of the composition of boards, but just how far should reforms go?

Daisy Medici is Managing Director of Genus Resources, a US-based firm that provides consultation to family controlled enterprises across the US and internationally.

Recent events around corporate scandal present new challenges for family controlled public companies and their shareholders. Among the challenges is the diversification of the composition of boards, but just how far should reforms go?

November 1, 2002

Spain’s IEF has been at the forefront of various initiatives to increase awareness between family businesses and the public

Juan Corona is academic director of the IEF.

Spain's IEF has been at the forefront of various initiatives to increase awareness between family businesses and the public

The Instituto de la empresa familiar (IEF) has been involved in several initiatives to increase the family business "learning curve" among both its members and the public. Two key initiatives concern educational programmes in universities and next generation member activities, and both look to be successes in Spain.

Education initiatives

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