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German Herrera

German Herrera

As Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory Practice Global Co-leader, German assists families, owners, and managers in navigating the challenges of… Read more

Sonny Iqbal

Sonny Iqbal

Sonny Iqbal helped found Egon Zehnder’s offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. He co-leads the Firm’s global Family Business Advisory Practice… Read more

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Avoiding CEO Succession Planning Pitfalls

Avoiding CEO Succession Planning Pitfalls

Family Business Advisory

Family company Boards must create and maintain strong succession plans that consider both internal and external talent, as well as development plans for potential… Read more

Balancing Personal and Professional Relationships in Family Businesses

Balancing Personal and Professional Relationships in Family Businesses

Family Business Advisory

Managing family relationships at work is one of the thorniest issues in family-owned businesses, particularly when relationships cross generations (e.g., parent-child or uncle/aunt-nephew/niece). Many… Read more

Working Through the Covid-19 Impact

Working Through the Covid-19 Impact

Leadership Solutions

Vaidheesh Annaswamy, President at OPPI, shares advice and insights to leaders navigating the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Poor Succession Planning Is a Major Cause of Problems in Family Companies

Poor Succession Planning Is a Major Cause of Problems in Family Companies

Family Business Advisory

How family businesses can overcome egos and internal conflicts to find their next leader--and put a succession plan in place before it's too late. Read more

Family Gravity Study

Family Gravity Study

Family Business Advisory

At Egon Zehnder, we have worked with family businesses around the world since our founding in 1964. We interviewed scores of family executives to… Read more

Family Gravity

Family Gravity

Family Business Advisory

One of the fundamental challenges of any family business is maintaining the balance between “family” and “business.” Within the owning family, there will be… Read more

Family Businesses - Relationships at Work

Family Businesses - Relationships at Work

Family Business Advisory

Managing family relationships at work is one of the thorniest issues in family-owned businesses, particularly when relationships cross generations, such as parent-child or uncle/aunt-nephew/niece.… Read more

The Neglected Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

The Neglected Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

Executive Search

The ability to give and receive feedback is a fundamental leadership skill. Feedback improves outcomes and results, motivates performance, brings groups together, clarifies goals… Read more

Keeping the family in family firms

Keeping the family in family firms

Family Business Advisory

Skeptics may consider them outdated because of a perceived lack of rationality. But family firms have proven both successful and enduring – as long… Read more

“Family Gravity” and Structured CEO Succession Key Drivers to Long-Term Success of Family Businesses

“Family Gravity” and Structured CEO Succession Key Drivers to Long-Term Success of Family Businesses

CEO Search & Succession

In a recent study, Egon Zehnder and Family Business Network International interviewed executives at 50 of the world’s top family firms - mostly in… Read more

Adding Independent Directors to the Board of a Family Business

Adding Independent Directors to the Board of a Family Business

Family Business Advisory

As family businesses evolve from small enterprises to large, complex operations, many of them intuitively understand that they must add non-family members to the… Read more

The Overlooked Document That Every Family Business Must Have

The Overlooked Document That Every Family Business Must Have

Family Business Advisory

Perpetuity is a central objective of every family business. In today’s ever-changing world, it is critical for owner families to proactively mitigate risks to… Read more

Family Businesses are Facing a Skeptical Next Generation

Family Businesses are Facing a Skeptical Next Generation

Family Business Advisory

Whenever a family business looks to its next generation on matters of succession, it can encounter four types of responses. The next generation family… Read more

Leadership Succession: Best Practices from the World’s Leading Family Businesses

Leadership Succession: Best Practices from the World’s Leading Family Businesses

Family Business Advisory

Leadership succession is one of the most critical and daunting tasks a family business can face. Unfortunately, there are few resources that set forth… Read more

Women: it’s your choice to lead

Women: it’s your choice to lead

Board Advisory

Women are in demand and can lead if they are able and willing, but this “is a delibaret choice – and entails sacrifice” -… Read more

Successful Integration and its Opportunities

Successful Integration and its Opportunities

Family Business Advisory

The CFO candidate came for ten interviews. Ten times he spoke in great detail with the managing partner of the global family company about… Read more

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