Family Business Governance

Centre Family Business Governance

In family businesses, strong companies are built on a strong family foundation. That is why GUBERNA believes that good governance at company level goes hand in hand with that of the family. 

The Centre for Family Business Governance guides, informs and advises individuals and families so they can successfully build on and enjoy the fruits of their life’s work. The emphasis lies on building professional relationships between families and family businesses. This is achieved by developing solid governance foundations and professional family governance from an intergenerational perspective. In addition, the family council, the family forum and the family charter are essential building blocks in family governance. By applying different methods and initiatives we better understand the dynamics and characteristics crucial to family business governance. 

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For who

We not only have special attention for the individuals at the wheel of the organisation, but also for family members who may, from a greater distance, benefit equally from staying in a stable course. Both individuals and organisations can join GUBERNA. 

What we offer you

The Centre for Family Business Governance guides entrepreneurs and families with tailor-made solutions, giving them the chance to exchange experiences with peers and to become inspired. 

GUBERNA has guided numerous family businesses. You will find more information about the services we offer below: 

Preparing the ‘next gen’ and future board members 

Providing guidance in setting up an appropriate governance structure 

Sounding board on charters and house rules 

Review of existing governance structures 

Evaluation of the board of directors/family governance:  
We are happy to make you a tailor-made offer, taking your specific governance needs and into.

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Incompany education tailor-made for (family) governance 

Next to our tailor-made education programs, (future) family board members can also follow our open education programs.  

Our objectives for 2021

Partners Centre Family Business Governance

Questions or a tailor-made proposal? Contact us!

Liesbeth De Ridder

Tel +32 9 210 98 91

Liesbeth De Ridder

Research and Development

GUBERNA works closely with the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship & Family Firms (RCEF, UHasselt) lead by prof. dr. Wim Voordekkers, and the Expertisecentrum Familiebedrijven VKW-Limburg lead by Koen Hendrix. Our research and expertise is unique, combining important insights and experiences from the perspective of family businesses themselves. Where appropriate, we also use these persepectives to make the political world more aware of the specific challenges facing family businesses.  

Family Business Award of Excellence

Every year GUBERNA, together with EY and FBNet Belgium, in a partnership with BNP Paribas Fortis and De Tijd/l’Echo awards the Family Business Award of Excellence to a family business. By way of this initiative, we want to encourage family businesses to use ‘best practices’, to share them with each other and to recognize the yearly laureates. 

Publications about Family Business Governance