Family Firm Institute Awards Educational Scholarships to Recipients from India, Malaysia, Philippines, Spain, and the United States

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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. This year, five scholarships were awarded to individuals from around the world.

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FFI GEN Scholarships are generously provided by companies and individuals to provide financial support for qualifying GEN students.

The Family Firm Institute Global Education Network (FFIGEN) is the most trusted and globally recognized provider of family enterprise professional education 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 & Company scholarship was awarded to Camille Crofton Cherry, a third-generation family member of a 68-year-old family company where she is currently the marketing director.

Crystal & Company was founded in 1933 by Frank Crystal. Now in its third generation of family ownership, it is one of the world’s leading strategic risk and insurance advisers. The scholarship is for next-gen family business members who would like to formalize their learning on the family enterprise.

The de Visscher & Co. Scholarship was awarded to Navneet Bhatnagar, an analyst with the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business (ISB), India. He specializes in management science research, specifically in family business research and is pursuing doctoral study with the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Chennai, India. Navneet is the author of several précis of Family Business Review articles for FFI Practitioner.

de Visscher & Co. assists its clients in developing and analyzing financial solutions for the liquidity needs of the shareholders, the capital needs of the business, or both, while designing highly effective family and corporate governance structures to assure the long-term sustainability of the family wealth across generations. The de Visscher & Co. scholarship is designed for next generation consultants and advisers in the field.

Waesche Family Scholarship was awarded to Mohar Yusof, a certified financial planner and an active member of the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia. He has written extensively on the topic of wealth management and family offices with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. He has been a scholar in the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) project since 2009. Mohar is second generation member of a family company.

D. Randolph Waesche, FFI Fellow, is president and CEO of Resource Management, LLC, 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. This scholarship is for those in need of financial support to take the next step in their professional development within the field of family enterprise. Preference is given to applicants who research and aid in the understanding of the inescapable influence of money on the family enterprise.

Carmen Bianchi Family Business Associates Scholarship was awarded to Pilar Tolentino, CFBA, an academic and a family business consultant from Manila, Philippines. She is the assistant director of the Ateneo Family Business Development Center of the Ateneo de Manila University and a faculty member of GEN 102. Pilar received the 2015 de Visscher & Co. scholarship.

Carmen Bianchi Family Business Associates was formed in 1995 to help family businesses with a wide variety of challenges. The scholarship was established to further the professional development and education of advisers, consultants, educators, and academics who have already completed one of the GEN programs and want to participate in the advanced certificate program.

Fitzpatrick & Francis Family Business Continuity Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Javier Macias, CFBA, an associate professor at EAE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and the co-chair of FFI’s Iberoamerica Virtual Study Group. He is currently developing a model to analyze family business relations based on sociograms to help identify leadership styles in family enterprises.

Fitzpatrick & Francis Family Business Continuity Foundation provides financial support for the training and education of family business advisers either through grants directly to individuals or to institutions that provide education and training to individuals.

The scholarship was established to ensure that family businesses receive the best possible advice as they plan to successfully transfer ownership and leadership of their enterprise from one generation to the next. Recipients must have already completed a GEN certificate.

FFI is grateful to the generous organizations who provide financial support through these scholarships. More information about creating a scholarship or applying for the 2018 granting period can be found on our website.

About the Family Firm Institute:
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 here https://www.ffigen.org/pages/scholarships

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

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