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Featuring FFI Organizational Members – Part II
May 03, 2019

n March, we introduced you to eight of the FFI organizational members.

Today, in our second issue of this year’s series, we are pleased to feature six more distinguished organizations and educational institutions that are FFI organizational members.

Bocconi University
Bocconi University was founded in 1971 in Milan. Its mission is to “empower lives through knowledge and imagination,” developing responsible and thoughtful leaders by generating and disseminating innovative managerial knowledge.

Bocconi members in FFI include Mario D. Amore, Guido Corbetta, Alessandro Minichilli, Daniela Montemerlo, Paolo Morosetti, Fabio Quarato and FFI Fellow Carlo Salvato, who is vice chair of the FFI board of directors and faculty chair for the FFI Global Education Network (GEN).

Read a summary of “Family Firm Governance Results Linked to Context” co-authored by Mario Amore, Guido Corbetta, and Alessandro Minichilli.

Listen to Amore and Minichilli discuss “Sacrificing the Firstborn in Family Business Succession.”

Mario D. Amore
Guido Corbetta
Alessandro Minichilli
Grant Thornton Sweden
Grant Thornton Sweden is a growth company that focuses on privately held entrepreneurial businesses, providing customers with professionalism, expertise, and personal touch. It is committed to helping dynamic companies to grow and become successful. FFI members are Henrik Johansson and Helena von der Esch, who is a member of the FFI Global Education Network (GEN) faculty.
Henrik Johansson
Helena von der Esch
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth
Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth is a premier provider of family office services, offering tailored wealth management solutions to ultra-affluent families. The firm is committed to helping families build their legacies, while easing the complexities of considerable wealth, so that family trees flourish for generations to come. FFI members are Anneke Niemira, Robin Petty, Debbie Schmidt, and Bradley Sladek.
Read “Lowering the Hurdles to a Successful Family Business Transfer” from PNC Insights.

Read “Using Responsible Investing” from PNC Insights.

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has a mission to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world. In 1891, John D. Rockefeller, Sr. set out to manage his philanthropy “as if it were a business.” Today, the firm operates at the cutting edge of philanthropy: experts manage complex grant making initiatives, develop new funding models, and evaluate impact for clients globally. FFI members are Donzelina Barroso, Melissa Berman, Heather Grady, Nick Hodges, Amy Holmes, and Mae Hong.
Learn more about Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ “New Framework for Optimizing Institutional Effectiveness and Impact.”

Amy Holmes will be presenting “Myth-Busting Values-Based Practices in Family Business” at the October FFI Global Conference in Miami.

Amy Holmes
Singapore Management University
Since 2010, Singapore Management University (SMU) has recognized the emergence of Asian business families and discerned that they require specifically contextualized thought leadership and applied knowledge. In response to the growing needs of business families in Asia, SMU established the Business Families Institute (BFI) in 2012. It collaborates with various partners, academic or practice, to be a leader in Asian business family-related knowledge. SMU members are FFI board member Annie Koh; Esther Kong, CFBA; Wee-Liang Tan; and John Tay.
Read “Overcoming the Ups and Downs of Running a Family Business,” a report on a newly launched case study led by Annie Koh and the BFI.
Annie Koh
Tharawat Magazine
Tharawat Magazine, for family businesses and entrepreneurs, is based in Dubai and inspires family businesses and entrepreneurs with story-telling and best practice through every step of their journey as they start, grow, and sustain their companies. FFI members are Farida El-Agamy and Ramia El-Agamy.

The El Agamy Family –parents Hisham and Antoinette, and their three daughters, Farida, Ramia, and Shereen — received the 2018 FFI International Award, for their commitment to the family business field globally through their magazine and the Tharawat Family Business Forum.

FFI Organizational Members

If you have four or more people in your organization who are or would like to be members of FFI, organizational membership may be for you. Contact

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Previous Edition
One of the hallmarks of FFI is its ongoing commitment to advance the field of family enterprise research through its scholarly journal, Family Business Review (FBR). At the beginning of each year, we look back at the outstanding work of FBR and honor people in two categories — authors and reviewers — for the year just completed. Please join us in congratulating the following recipients!