Prepared Exclusively for FFI Members
Notice of 2020 FFI Board Ballot
September 04, 2020
September 04, 2020

he 2020 Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following slate of candidates for election by the membership. New directors will take office following the Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually on November 19, 2020. A formal notice of the Annual Meeting will be provided separately within the next several weeks. The new directors’ four-year terms will end after the Annual Meeting in 2024.

Brief bios on the nominees are below. Additional information can be found in the online ballot.

Please sign in using the username and password shown below. Select up to two of the candidates, completing the ballot before midnight (Eastern Time) on Friday, September 25, 2020.

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Fabian Bernhard, co-chair, 2020 Nominating Committee
Dan Frosh, co-chair, 2020 Nominating Committee
Debbie Bing, ex officio
Russel Baskin
Peter Leach
Kathy Wiseman

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Heinz-Peter Elstrodt
Heinz-Peter Elstrodt, PhD, is an advisor to and board member of family businesses and a guest lecturer at London Business School. He is also a Senior Partner Emeritus at McKinsey & Company. In his long career as a Senior Partner with McKinsey, he founded and led McKinsey’s global Family Business practice. He has been working closely with a large number of leading family businesses, mostly in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His work aimed at taking the whole system into account, i.e., including generational transitions, shareholder, family, and corporate governance issues as well as corporate strategy, finance, and organization. He has been a frequent speaker on family businesses, e.g., at the World Economic Forum, and has published extensively. In addition, he led the Latin American region of McKinsey from Brazil, and he was a member of the Council of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), working extensively on issues of economic development in the region.
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Ken McCracken
Ken McCracken is an FFI Fellow and as a family business consultant and teacher, he has worked in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. He has supported FFI through membership, teaching in the early days of the GEN Program, and by contributing to the Research Applied Board of Family Business Review, FFI Practitioner, and FFI on Monday. He was also chair of the Conference Program Committee for FFI 2019 in London. Ken is the author and teacher of family business education programs for the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a former recipient of the FFI Interdisciplinary Award and the STEP Award for Family Business Advisor.
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August 28, 2020
As we come to the end of August and think about how to finish 2020 on a high note, we want to remind you of all the virtual opportunities FFI has to offer you as a member. Some are new, and some have been here for a long time!
Dates to Remember
Prairie Family Business Association Virtual Family Business Conference – You don’t have to be in South Dakota to attend!
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Deadline for 2086 applied research proposal submissions.
1. The Future of Work and Its Implications for Practice with Multi-generational Family Enterprises
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2. The Role of the Advisor in Fostering Family Enterprise Governance Durability
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