Alliances & Partners

An alliance or partnership with the Family Business Network is more than just an event sponsorship. It is a way of demonstrating long term support for families in business and interest in their sustainable business model. The following alliances and partners have shown continuous commitment to the Family Business Network and its members.

Global Alliances

Exclusive partners in their sector of activity, the Alliance partners are strongly associated with FBN International activities throughout the year. The 24th FBN International Summit is supported by:


We are trusted advisor to many of the world’s most respected organizations and a leading Executive Search firm, with more than 420 consultants and 68 offices in 41 countries spanning Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory assists families, owners, and managers in navigating the challenges of leadership, succession, and governance across generations. Based on decades of experience serving many of the world’s finest family companies, we know that the critical first step in this journey is to build alignment amongst family members around the family’s philosophy and approach to business and ownership. With this in mind, our Family Business Advisors work closely with family members and owners to create an environment conducive to driving the best people decisions in their specific context.
We are the exclusive global alliance partner of the prestigious Family Business Network International for the fields of Board Consulting, Succession, Leadership and Organizational Development.


EY is a market leader in advising and guiding family businesses. With almost a century of experience supporting the world’s most entrepreneurial and innovative family firms, we understand the unique challenges they face – and how to address them.

Through our EY Global Family Business Center of Excellence, we offer a personalized range of services aimed at the specific needs of each individual family business – helping them to grow and succeed for

The Center, the first of its kind, is also a powerful resource which provides access to our knowledge, insights and experience through an unparalleled global network of partners dedicated to help family businesses succeed wherever they are.

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Preferred Partner

imdIMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, offers the longest-running family-business program in the world: Leading the Family Business (LFB). IMD knows how families learn best, individually and as a group. We help families and their key managers construct effective platforms for a sustainable future. LFB is an opportunity for a family in business to:


  • Understand family business challenges and how to manage critical issues
  • Probe critical issues facing family businesses: growth, governance, succession and culture
  • Benchmark best practices and network to improve understanding of what makes family businesses successful

IMD is recognised as one of the world leaders in executive education. For over 60 years IMD has worked with leading global companies to develop and retain management talent. IMD is the “global meeting place”: the most international of business schools worldwide. IMD offers learning based on innovative and highly relevant research: learning that can be applied to business challenges – immediately. This is IMD’s “Real World. Real Learning” approach.


Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Founded in 1980, Ashoka is the world’s largest community of leading social entrepreneurs. Ashoka identifies those social entrepreneurs with pattern-changing ideas for addressing society’s most entrenched problems and provides support to ensure that their innovations are replicable, scalable, sustainable, and have the potential for global impact. Working with such partners as the Family Business Network, Ashoka helps integrate and connect social and business entrepreneurs around the world to promote an entrepreneurial “eco-system” of global initiatives. Ashoka believes that the only solution to problems is more problem solvers and actively works to create an Everyone a Changemaker™ world. email: