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Family Business Leaders and Experts come together

Family Business leaders and experts from India, USA, Switzerland and other Asian countries came under one roof and shared their experiences and valuable advice on diverse themes relevant to family business. The Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Indian School of Business organised the Sixth Asian Invitational Conference on Family Business in Hyderabad campus on the theme of Competitiveness in Family Business.

Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group and Chairman of the ISB Board, Dieter Spaelti, Managing Partner and CEO - Spectrum Value Management Ltd, Zurich, Denise H Kenyon-Rouvinez - IMD School of Business and Professor Kavil Ramachandran, Executive Director, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise inaugurated the business conference.

Each day of the three-day conference was exciting and full of learning. The first day of the conference provided a platform for the academicians to share their research work with peers and hear from the experts in the area of family business. While the second and the third day saw over 350 delegates participate in the knowledge packed sessions that focused on issues such as Family Governance, Managing change, Sustaining family business- family governance and philanthropy, Synergising strategy, structure and people, Passionate entrepreneurial leader, financing growth and growing wealth and Organisational Transformation.

Prominent family business leaders and experts such as Achal Bakeri - Symphony Ltd., Adi Godrej - Godrej Group, Anil Sainani - S & S Empowering Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Aju Jacob - Synthite Industries Ltd., Ann-Veruschka Jurisch - Ernst Schmidheiny Foundation, Denise H Kenyon-Rouvinez - IMD School of Business, Dieter Spaelti - Spectrum Value Management Ltd, Farhad Forbes - Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd., Gopal Srinivasan - TVS Capital Funds Ltd., Kamath Ullas K - Jyothy Laboratories Ltd., Manisha Singal - Pamplin College of Business, Nabankur Gupta - Nobby Strategic Management & Family Business Consultants, Pawan Agarwal - Dainik Bhaskar Group, Pradeep R. Rathi - Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd., Prasad G V - Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Prasad Kumar - GMR Group, Puneet Dalmia - Dalmia Bharat Group, Rajendra Barwale - Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Pvt. Ltd., Rao G M - GMR Group, Ramnarayan S - Indian School of Business, Ranganathan C K - CavinKare Pvt. Ltd., Sanjay Paul Antony - Abanel Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Santhosh Babu - OD Alternatives Pvt. Ltd., Sonny Iqbal - Egon Zehnder Ltd., Sougata Ray - IIM Calcutta and Thomas Mani – Paragon Group participated in the conference and shared their experiences and valuable advice with the delegates.
The conference is an initiative of the Centre to sensitise and build capabilities in family businesses across Asia. It also offers a platform to network, reflect and share ideas and experiences among delegates. Over the years the biannual conference has become immensely popular amongst the family businesses and has emerged as a unique platform that offers great value to them.