Families as leaders of hope


In this time of unprecedented crisis, business families suffer along with everyone else. Yet, by marrying the expertise of an enterprise with the soul of a family, we have an inherent competitive advantage that can be leveraged to ensure survival and prosperity despite the crisis. 

More than ever, FBN mission is relevant and pertinent for our business families: to offer a safe space to learn from, share with and inspire each other. As social distancing is recommended, we recommend distant socializing to come out stronger of this period.

Join us for the first FBN Global webinar – ”Families as Leaders of Hope”, led by Annelie Karlsson and Randel Carlock, with Farhad Forbes, FBN Chair, and Elena Zambon, FBN Vice Chair as guest speakers.

The seminar is going to held on two different dates.
You have the option to partake in both or just one.

Please register here:

3 April

with Farhad Forbes

6 April

with Elena Zarbon

Survery for participants:

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Professor at INSEAD Business School 

Professor Randel Carlock is a business professor, coach, family therapist, entrepreneur and former CEO and Chairman of a NASDAQ listed company. His passion for teaching and real- world experience as an entrepreneur helped him enter the new field of family business. He was founding director of 2 award- winning family business centers: one in the U.S as the first Opus Professor of Family Enterprise at the University of St. Thomas and later, the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise as the first Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership at INSEAD. He has now researched and taught about entrepreneurship, family business, and coaching at INSEAD’s campuses in Asia, France and the Middle East – and now in the United States – for 20 years.

Executive Director of FBN Sweden

Annelie is the executive director and founding member of FBN Sweden, founded in 1996. She has been a member of the FBN International since 1993, serving in various positions. As of 2017, she is an affiliate faculty member of the Family Enterprise Center at Kellogg School of Management, Chicago USA. As an advisor she works with families in Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East focusing on processes for developing shared owner visions in larger family systems, corporate and family governance, succession and education programs for the next generation. She has been the moderator/key faculty at the yearly FBN India Conventions for several years. Moreover, she serves as an independent director on two family enterprise boards.

Webinar on Friday 3 April
FBN Chairman of the Board
Farhad Forbes represents the 2nd Generation of Forbes Marshall, responsible for the Industrial Process Automation and Control Group of the Company. He has been in the company since 1982. Forbes Marshall is one of India’s leading companies in the fields of Steam Engineering, Energy Conservation, Utilities Management, and Industrial Process Automation and Control. It employs over 1100 people and has Joint Ventures and alliances in Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Japan.

Webinar on Monday 6 April
Board Member & Vice Chair of FBN
 Elena Zambon is President of Zambon SpA – Pharmaceutical Multinational established in 1906 in Vicenza (Italy)  – on top of being President of Fondazione Zoé – Zambon Open Education. Elena is member of the Board of Directors of UniCredit, Ferrari N.V. and IIT- Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia; former member of the Board of Directors of Italcementi SpA, Fondo Strategico Italiano, Italian sovereign fund, Akros Finanziaria S.p.A. and Salvagnini SpA. She is Board Member and Vice Chair of FBN – and Past President of AIdAF – Italian Family Business


Fredag 3 april 2020




Måndag 6 april 2020



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