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The keys to success in family firms: management, structures and magnanimity, a talk by Alberto Gimeno

Conferencia | Spanish

The West Andalusia ESADE Alumni Club is pleased to invite you to their next event on 21 November at 19.00: The keys to success in family firms: management, structures and magnanimity, a talk by professor Alberto Gimeno (Lic&MBA 84 / PhD 99).

Family firm management focuses on recommending aspects of management and the creation of structures (governance, protocols, professionalization, succession, etc.) This is correct but not enough. Successful family firms usually develop this type of structure in combination with a much more subtle but essential dimension: the magnanimity of the family. A magnanimous family firm can have less well-defined structures. A small-minded family will need tightly constrained structures in order to create order, structures that will hinder the firm’s adaptation to an increasingly complex world. 

After the talk by professor Alberto Gimeno, three speakers from family firms will begin a discussion about his talk:

•    Juan Moya Yoldi. Vice President, PERSÁN, S.A.
•    Jaime Osta Gallego. Sales manager. PRODOSA, MIGASA Group.
•    Juan Iturri. CEO, ITURRI.

This session will be structured as follows:

•    Talk by Alberto: 45 min.
•    Short presentation of the Persán, Prodosa and Iturri family firms: 30 min.
•    Panel discussion moderated by the President of the ESADE Alumni Andalucía Occidente Club, Javier Bécares (EMBA 16) between Alberto, businessmen and the public: 45 min.


Alberto Gimeno

PhD in Business Administration. Winner of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation. Associate professor in the ESADE department of strategy and general management. Member of the Applied Research Board of the scientific journal Family Business Review (FBR), fellow of the FFI, secretary general of the Socratic Dialogue Institute, and founder partner of Family Business Knowledge. Member of the editorial board of the scientific Journal of Family Business Strategy (JFBS).

Alberto has been a member of the Expert Group in Family Business of the EU Commission, a permanent visiting professor at the Wittener Institut für Familienunternehmen, professor in the International Leaders’ Program (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey) and member of the Body of Knowledge of the FFI. Co-founder and member of the Global Board of the STEP Project (Global Entrepreneurship Management Practices). At ESADE, he has been the head of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) and the CEMS Master in International Business. 

Author of many published papers in the realm of family business about governance, professionalisation, relatives, succession, change and mindsets. Author of the book Modelos de Empresa Familiar.

Consultant and international speaker on family business issues. He has been an entrepreneur in environmental realms and the managing director of an FMCG company, and is currently the chairman of a bio-medical start-up.


See you there!

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