July 23, 2021
Prepared Exclusively for FFI Members
Meet the 2021 Nominees for the FFI Board of Directors
July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

he FFI board of directors provides strategic vision and oversight for the development of the organization. Over the past few months, the 2021 Nominating Committee has solicited suggestions for nominees, and interviews with potential candidates have been held. The Committee is pleased to announce the following nominees for four-year terms on the FFI Board of Directors. Voting will be conducted by electronic ballot, which will be sent to FFI members in late August. New board members will take office following the annual meeting which will be held virtually on November 9 at 9:00am Eastern Time.

Meet the 2021 Nominees
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Patricia Angus
Patricia M. Angus, JD, MIA, TEP is the founder and CEO of Angus Advisory Group LLC; adjunct professor and founding managing director of the Global Family Enterprise Program, and faculty director of Enterprising Families Executive Education at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. For more than 25 years, she has provided legal and strategic advice to global families and firms with multi-generational businesses, trusts, and philanthropy. Her publications include “The Beneficiary Primer: A Guide for Beneficiaries of Family Trusts” and “The Trustee Primer: A Guide for Personal Trustees.” A frequent contributor to FFI Practitioner, Patricia is an FFI Fellow, former GEN faculty member, and in 2019 she received the FFI Interdisciplinary Award. She holds a BA (cum laude) from Amherst College, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a JD from George Washington University Law School.
Statement of Purpose
FFI brings together a global community that is united in its understanding of the importance of family enterprises to the world’s economy and society. I’m excited about the impact this group can have on shaping a future that is inclusive and sustainable for generations to come. This demands academic rigor, professional excellence, and collaboration.  I’ve spent decades bridging these areas and would welcome the opportunity to bring this perspective and experience to the FFI Board.
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Richa Arora
Richa Arora brings over 19 years of diverse global experience in her role as a Senior Family Enterprise Advisor at KPMG Canada. She has held various senior leadership roles in her career and is passionate about helping empower people, teams and organizations achieve their best potential.

She works with multi-generational families, family enterprises and family office leaders and advises on the set up and implementation of family offices, oversee their multi-family office and provides family dynamics, governance and succession advisory. Richa has led several speaking and writing engagements on the Future of work, role of leadership, and issues UHNW Families/ Enterprises are facing. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Delhi, India, a Software Engineering Diploma, an Advanced certificate in Advising the Family Business and Family Business Governance (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioner- STEP) and has obtained her Family Enterprise Advisor Designation (Family Enterprise Canada).

Statement of Purpose
As a Family Enterprise Advisor, I strive to promote excellence through my work with Family Offices, enterprising families, their rising generation and advisors. It would be a privilege to work alongside other passionate FFI board members, and FFI Community in support of FFI’s strategic growth in the education, research & development area.

If given the opportunity to be a part of the esteemed FFI board member team, I look forward to bringing my diverse professional and personal experiences to promote the cause of FFI and family enterprises globally. I am committed to supporting FFI’s three core pillars and help drive the build of new strategic initiatives particularly in areas such as future of work, family office and next generation leadership. I have the privilege to lead the research, design and implementation of global learning curriculums and training programs in the past and am quite keen to contribute as way to give back to the family enterprise community. I am excited to see what we can accomplish together as an FFI Community to further the impact that family enterprises can have on our global economy, culture and value system.

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Sanjay Sharma
Dr. Sanjay Sharma is the Dean of the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont since 2011. Before UVM, he was the Dean of the John Molson School of Business in Montreal Canada and the Canada Research Chair in Organizational Sustainability. He is a pioneer in corporate sustainability research with 9 books and over 100 articles in top tier academic journals. Among his many research and practice awards are the Distinguished Scholar Lifetime Award from the Academy of Management (2017) and the Fetner Fellowship from the University of Syracuse (2018). Amongst others, he serves on the Boards of the Global Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), the Advisory Boards of the ISCTE Business School-Portugal and the College of Business-University of Sharjah. He is the Vice-Chancellor of the International Academy of Management, a think tank of invited global thought leaders (including several Nobel Laureates) and corporate CEOs. Before pursuing an academic career, he was a senior manager and CEO with multinational corporations for 16 years.
Statement of Purpose
I spent 16 years of my early career in C suite management roles in global multinational corporations, most of which were family owned. My academic career focused initially on explaining how corporations can successfully undertake strategic change to build capabilities and embed sustainability in the core of their operations. During the past 15 years as Dean of two business schools, I have put my research into practice within the schools I have led by building a Sustainable Innovation MBA program that is consistently ranked #1 in the US and amongst the top 5 in the world. In recent years, I have realized that that the world cannot address grand sustainability challenges without unleashing the entrepreneurship and innovation of family businesses that control major portions of the world economy. Hence, my research and practice in recent years has focused on helping family businesses build trans-generational visions of profitable businesses to address sustainability challenges and innovating toward that vision. The opportunity to engage with leading thinkers and practitioners in this domain via the Board of the Family Firm Institute is truly an honor for me.
Thank you to the FFI members who participated in this process and especially to the 2021 Nominating Committee for its selection of these candidates:

Peter Englischco-chair

Dan Froshco-chair
Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise

Josip Kotlar
Politecnico di Milano

Keng-Fun Loh
Family and Business Learning

Laurent Roux
Gallatin Wealth Management

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