Yesterday’s “Family Affairs” event marked the beginning of a four-part lecture series at MBS that focuses on the joy and challenges of entering, leading, changing, and exiting a family business. The series will feature several MBS alumni who are connected to a family business. They will share their valuable experiences with current MBS students.
Last night’s event focused on phase 0 (before entering a family business) and phase 1 (getting started in a family business). To kick-off the series, the hosts of the event, MBS alumni Dr. Natalie Djodat, Managing Director at DIMEX GmbH, Robin Knopf, CEO at SAT Albatros Sea-Air Transport, and Hubertus von Fircks, Vice President of Nymphenburg Consulting, looked back on their motivation and issues when entering their respective family businesses. As a special guest, MBS alumnus Tobias Willmann, Managing Director of Bernbacher, added his insights and thoughts to the mix.
Left picture: Hubertus von Fircks (left), Robin Knopf (center), and Dr. Natalie Djodat, the hosts of the Family Affairs event. Right picture: MBS alumnus Tobias Willmann, Managing Director of Bernbacher.
In a subsequent Q&A session, the students seized the opportunity to gather additional information, and to get in touch with the MBS alumni.
The next events of the “Family Affairs” event series will take place on Wednesday, February 28, at 6 pm, Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 pm, and Tuesday, April 17, at 6 pm. More information is to be found here.