Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez

Professor of Family Business and co-director of the Global Family Business Center at IMD in Switzerland

Professor of Family Business and co-director of the Global Family Business Center at IMD in Switzerland, Denise has worked extensively with very large family businesses in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North and South America for 20 years and is used to deal with complex governance and wealth situations.

Denise has received several awards for her research work and is the author and co-author of several books on the topic of family business. Over the years her work has focused on business performance, governance, competence, succession, assessments & career development, liquidity events, ownership and wealth transition, family offices and family foundations.

In addition, Denise is a certified coach working with the Solution Focused Coaching approach (based on brief therapies and positive psychology). She is an accreditated Lifo® Licensee – a personal style assessment tool which helps individuals reach their potential and improve their performance; unlocks the hidden potential of individuals and teams to achieve maximum high performance by looking at how people work together; it helps business create high performance cultures to drive sales and achieve objectives.

Founder and former president of the Family Business Network (FBN) chapter in French speaking Switzerland, Denise is also Family Firm Institute (FFI) Fellow and mentor.

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