Family Firm Institute Awards Scholarships to Recipients from Zimbabwe

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The Family Firm Institute Global Education Network (GEN) scholarships are highly competitive and provide recipients with online education and professional designations in family business and family wealth advising. Five full scholarships were awarded to individuals from around the world. This year, FFI has also awarded partial scholarships to a select group.

The Family Firm Institute Global Education Network (FFI GEN) https://www.ffigen.org/ is the most trusted and globally recognized provider of family enterprise professional education in the world. GEN offers cutting-edge multidisciplinary courses and world-class certificate programs for family enterprise advisers, practitioners, academics, and professionals. It is through access to best practices, research and education that FFI serves family enterprise, the largest contributor of wealth, employment opportunities and stability essential to the global economy.

The Crystal, The Private Group of Alliant Scholarship was awarded to Brandon Addison, who is the founder of Signpost Collective and serves as a leadership and strategy consultant for Core Ventures in Denver, CO. He has more than 10 years experience working with a variety of government, private, nonprofit, and family enterprises.

Crystal, The Private Group of Alliant https://www.crystalprivateclient.com/ is one of the world’s leading strategic risk and insurance advisors.

The de Visscher & Co. Scholarship was awarded to Catalina Arango, who works at Lansberg Gersick & Associates as a junior associate, supporting families in the design and implementation of plans to ensure the continuity of their businesses throughout generational transitions.

de Visscher & Co. http://www.devisscher.com/ is an independent financial adviser to business owning families and closely held businesses worldwide.

The Waesche Family Scholarship was awarded to Tsitsi Mutendi, an award-winning businesswoman who is currently committed to working with African family businesses’ transition from generational wealth to generational legacies.

D. Randolph Waesche, FFI Fellow, is president and CEO of Resource Management, LLC, https://www.rmiadvisors.com/copy-of-meet-the-advisors-1 a Louisiana Registered Investment Advisory firm. Randy and his firm are long-time sponsors of the Family Business Review and the FBR Best Reviewer Award in addition to his family’s generous support of this scholarship.

The AlTouq Group Scholarship was awarded to Kevin Au, PhD, CFBA/CFWA, who co-founded the CUHK Centre for Entrepreneurship and serves as the current Director. He is also Director of the Centre for Family Business and he co-leads the FFI chapter of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The AlTouq Group http://www.altouq.com/en/ is a Saudi Arabian Family Office established in the 1970’s as an investment vehicle for the AlTouq family. It has grown into a sophisticated local and international investor with a global revenue generating asset base.

Fitzpatrick & Francis Family Business Continuity Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Navneet Bhatnagar, PhD, CFBA, a Senior Researcher at the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Indian School of Business, in Hyderabad, India. He was the 2018 recipient of the de Visscher & Co. Scholarship, and he is the author of several précis of Family Business Review articles for FFI Practitioner.

Fitzpatrick & Francis Family Business Continuity Foundation http://familybusinessresourcecenter.org/fbc-foundation is dedicated to providing financial support for the training and education of family business advisors either through grants directly to individuals or to institutions that provide education and training to individuals.

Congratulations to the following people who received partial scholarships, thanks to a 2020 FFI Board Initiative

Gertie M. Agraz-Boeneker
ASYMETRIA, Mexico

Magdalena Diaz Le-Fort
Asociación Empresas Familiares (AEF), Chile

Bonnie Gibbon
Family Enterprise Therapy, Canada

Camille Korschun
Columbia University Business School, United States

Valentina Lorenzon
Valentina Lorenzon Project Management, United Kingdom

Sharon Spano
Spano & Company, Inc., United States

FFI is grateful to the generous organizations who provide financial support through these scholarships. More information about creating a scholarship or applying for the 2021 granting period can be found on our website.

About the Family Firm Institute http://www.ffi.org:
FFI”s mission is to be the most influential global network of thought-leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Professionals, educators and researchers as well as family enterprise members from across the globe belong to FFI.

For a complete list of past recipients go to https://www.ffigen.org/pages/scholarships.

To learn more about the FFI GEN program, go to https://www.ffigen.org

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