At the Family Business Network (FBN) we help business-owning families to network and share experiences about the distinctive challenges and opportunities they face.

Our network reaches across the world. FBN has more than 4200 Family Business leaders in over 60 countries. Our member firms cover many different industries and range in size up to large international corporations that have been handed through several generations.

Networking and sharing of knowledge and best practice has been the core of the FBN since we began in 1990. We are a not-for-profit organisation and our work is done “by families, for families”.

FBN believe strongly in protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information our member share with us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data.

Why sharing personal data with FBN ?

Sharing personal data enables us to send our members all information related to families in business and grant them access to our intranet and library.

What information do we collect ?

We collect information that you give us. We collect personal data such as company related (name, field, type…) and personal related (name, date of birth, generation, position, contact details).

How do we use our members’ details ?

FBN members personal data are stored in a database owned and maintained by FBN’s management team. Data will be kept confidential, and will only be used in connection with the purposes for which it is submitted.

FBN uses members contact details for Family Business information sharing via:

  • Monthly e-news
  • Regular e-Bulletin
  • Families Business Magazine

Data protection

  • FBN recognises responsibility to protect the information members entrust us
  • FBN does not sell or provide members’ data to other third parties allowing them to use your personal data for their own purposes, unless we have your permission.
  • FBN does not share any personal financial information our members provide with other parties, unless we have your permission.
  • FBN uses a variety of secure techniques to protect its members information, including secure servers and encryption data.

FBN member’s rights

  • FBN members have access to some of the others data via the member directory (only name, surname, title, email address, phone number, company name and sector.)
  • FBN members always have the option to unsubscribe to any services FBN provides by writing to
  • FBN members always have the possibility to access, change, cancel and oppose their personal information through their online account or by writing to