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The Voice of African Family Business identifies and addresses issues that are specific to the African continent and contribute to the progress on topics related to family business management, particularly on succession, family governance, next-generation development, and family communication.

This podcast is hosted by African Family Firms("AFF"), a non-profit pan-African family business association, an association that champions the multi-generational success of African family business.

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The Voice of African Family Business identifies and addresses issues that are specific to the African continent and contribute to the progress on topics related to family business management, particularly on succession, family governance, next-generation development, and family communication.

This podcast is hosted by African Family Firms("AFF"), a non-profit pan-African family business association, an association that champions the multi-generational success of African family business.

    Family Trusts and Family Harmony with Christian Stewart

    Family Trusts and Family Harmony with Christian Stewart

    Christian is the founder of Family Legacy Asia, a process consulting firm based in Hong Kong. He assists family enterprises around Asia with family governance, succession, and family learning & development.
     
    He facilitates family meetings and helps families to form and implement family councils, family constitutions and family policies, often in the context of transition planning. He also advises several ultra-high net worth Asian families on trust and succession matters, including acting as a director of private trust companies. His philosophy is that such structures work best when based on understanding the unique culture and relationships within the family.
     
    Christian originally qualified and practiced as a solicitor in South Australia from 1990 to 1994.  He moved to Hong Kong in late 1994 joining PricewaterhouseCoopers and became a partner and head of their Trust & Private Client Group. In July 2002 he joined JPMorgan Private Bank to head the bank’s Wealth Advisory team for Asia. 
     
    He left JPMorgan and founded Family Legacy Asia in July 2008 to provide independent advice to Asian families on family governance & succession issues. In addition, from May 2016 he became an associate with Wise Counsel Research, a nonprofit think-tank and boutique consultancy based in Massachusetts USA, focused on matters of wealth and philanthropy.  
     
    In June 2017, Christian received the award for Leading Individual (Advisor) at the WealthBriefingAsia 2017 Awards, Singapore.
     
    Christian is the author of the chapter on Family Offices in Hong Kong in the book “Family Offices: The STEP Handbook for Advisors” and the chapter on Trusts, Trustees & Family Business in the book “Trust in Prime Jurisdictions” both published by Globe Business Publishing Limited. He contributed a chapter on “Practical tools for building healthy families” to the book “Wealth of Wisdom, the Top 50 questions Wealthy Families Ask” by McCullough and Whitaker, Wiley, 2019. He has also been a regular contributor to The International Family Offices Journal.
     
     
    www.familylegacyasia.com
     
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    • 58 min
    Family as the Heart of Family Business with Thomasina H. Williams

    Family as the Heart of Family Business with Thomasina H. Williams

    Thomasina’s work in the wealth management and family business consulting arenas focuses primarily on families, rather than their financial assets. She works with business-owning families and individuals helping them build stronger relationships, have conversations about sensitive subjects, and make difficult decisions so that their family flourishes and their business thrives across generations. 
    She was the first consultant hired by one of the largest private banks in the U.S. to go in-house and play a leadership role in building a new internal group to support its ultra-high net worth clients in navigating the family side of wealth.
    Prior to her work with families, Thomasina practised law in Miami where she was recognized as one of the Top 250 Lawyers in South Florida, the Miami-Dade County Commission acknowledged her extensive pro bono legal work on public interest cases by naming a day in her honour, and a local bar association proclaimed her a “Living Legend.”
    Between her groundbreaking accomplishments as a lawyer and her current work helping families transform their lives and their legacies, Thomasina was a program officer at the Ford Foundation, the second-largest private philanthropic institution in the U.S. At the Ford Foundation, she made more than $42 million in investments to strengthen the non-profit sector.Her own family’s lived experience fuels Thomasina’s passion for helping other families avoid the fracturing of family relationships and the loss of wealth that defines the “shirtsleeves-to-shirtsleeves-in-three generations” proverb for far too many family businesses around the globe.
    She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She holds certificates in Advanced Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising from the Family Firm Institute. She is also a member of the Purposeful Planning Institute, where she serves on its Advisory Board; the Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute; the Independent Trustee Alliance and The Florida Bar. Additionally, Thomasina serves on the Advisory Board of Enterprising Women magazine, which reaches nearly a million women entrepreneurs in 185 countries around the globe. Thomasina also serves as a Teaching Fellow with Heroic Public Speaking, a leading training company for keynote speakers worldwide.
    She is based in Florida, in the U.S.A., and is the founder of Sankofa Legacy Advisors. Thomasina can be reached directly via LinkedIn or e-mail at THWilliams@SankofaLegacyAdvisors.com, or via her firm website - www.sankofalegacyadvisors.com
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    • 51 min
    Next Generation and Family Governance in Latin America and Africa with Enrique Cordero, Nike Anani and TsiTsi Mutendi

    Next Generation and Family Governance in Latin America and Africa with Enrique Cordero, Nike Anani and TsiTsi Mutendi

    Latin America and Africa share many similarities as regions where the honor-culture is prevalent. In this episode, TsiTsi and Nike are joined by Enrique Cordero as they compare notes with him on Family Governance and Next Generation.
     
    Enrique is an Advisor in Family Business in the Establishment of Governance and the Drafting of Family Protocols from the Universidad National de Ingenieria (UNI-PRODEF) in Nicaragua. His work consists of accompanying family businesses in the process of reducing conflict, establishing governance, setting clear rules in the relationship between family and business, and as a final product, drafting the family protocol.
     
    For sixteen years, Enrique served as founder, President, and CEO of EMCOR, S.A. in Nicaragua, leading the graphic arts family business which maintained the ISO 9000:2000 certification for 10 years. With his experience, Enrique contributed his knowledge in marketing and graphic arts, making the business the leader in the market and advising his clients in their businesses and providing creative solutions. 
     
     
    Enrique is also an Adjunct Professor in the Universidad Americana (UAM) for the Master in Business Administration program. He has given many seminars about all these topics.He can be found here.
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Keys to Success with David Bork

    Keys to Success with David Bork

    Between 6 April 2020 and 27 April 2020, AFF held FB 21 - a virtual global family business conference with 86 conntributors from all over the world. The theme was "Reinventing and Rebooting Family Businesses", aimed to bring positive tools to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic.
    David Bork is an original pioneer in the field of family business consulting and among the world's leaders in family business consultants. Since 1968, he has assisted more than 450 families with expansion, succession management, governance structures, and setting boundaries. 
    As CEO/President of Family Business Matters,David leads a team of advisors who serves families all around the world. He is the author of The Little Red Book of Family Business, a pocket-sized text with insights into the most common trials and tribulations experienced by family businesses of all types and sizes. He is a renowned speaker.
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    • 43 min
    Navigating Crisis and Succession with Doris Scheibenbogen

    Navigating Crisis and Succession with Doris Scheibenbogen

    Between 6 April 2020 and 27 April 2020, AFF held FB 21 - a virtual global family business conference with 86 contributors from all over the world. The theme was "Reinventing and Rebooting Family Businesses", aimed to bring positive tools to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Doris Scheibenbogen is a Family Business Owner and Consultant assisting with Conflict Mediation, Personal Coaching and Mentoring and Consultancy.
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    • 30 min
    Generational transitions - using stories from the past to help us shape a positive future with Emma Rudge

    Generational transitions - using stories from the past to help us shape a positive future with Emma Rudge

    Between 6 April 2020 and 27 April 2020, AFF held FB 21 - a virtual global family business conference with 86 contributors from all over the world. The theme was "Reinventing and Rebooting Family Businesses", aimed to bring positive tools to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Emma Rudge is a family business consultant at the Family Business Consultancy I work with business families on Family and business governance, Ownership transition, Management transition, Succession planning, Next-generation training and development,  communication and conflict management.
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    • 45 min

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