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Family Longevity

In this session, Feisal and Dato Loy Teik Ngan will discuss how to enable rising generations to make their mark, how the family office can support succession, and mistakes made and lessons learned from Dato Loy Teik Ngan’s personal journey.

Dato Loy Teik Ngan: In 1987, as a 26 years old entrepreneur, Dato Loy Teik Ngan founded Leisure Holidays Berhad after spotting an opportunity in the budding vacation timeshare industry.

Teik Ngan took over the reins of his family business, the MBf Group upon his father’s demise. It was during the Asian financial crisis of 1998 and within a year, the sprawling business empire that took 35 years to build, collapsed under the weight of huge debts. It took 14 years before these family debts were eventually settled.

In this time, he built a new family business, focused on education. The Taylor’s Education Group is today the largest private education group in Malaysia. Focused on premium education, Taylor’s K-12 schools, college & universities are well known, trusted and award-winning brands operating in Malaysia, Singapore & Vietnam. In 2020, Taylor’s University was ranked as the Top Private University in Southeast Asia and made it into the Top 100 Universities in Asia, at #89. It was also ranked in the Top #50 Universities in the World under 50 Years Old.

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My Personal Journey with Succession in the Family Business

In this session, Carlos will share how succession played out for him in his family’s business, family business governance, and managing relationships with family shareholders.

Carlos Gallardo: Carlos is the Vice-Chairman of the Board at Almirall S.A., a Spanish-based publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Almirall is a family business controlled by the Gallardo family group.

Carlos is also the founder and CEO of CG Health Ventures. CG Health Ventures builds digital health companies and invests in early stage digital health companies in the US and Europe. Prior to that, Carlos spent 12 years working in the pharmaceutical industry at Almirall (UK & Spain) and at Pfizer (USA).

Carlos holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from the UPC in Barcelona and a MBA from Stanford University.

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Being Entrepreneurial in the Family Business as a Next Generation

In this session, Feisal, Henry and Johnson will discuss family involvement and expectation of success as a next generation entrepreneur, balancing the competing priorities between new ventures and existing family business, whether it’s possible to be entrepreneurial as a next generation family member, and the challenges of being supported by the family business in new ventures that are not understood.

Henry Chong: Henry Chong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fusang Corp. Fusang’s mission is to enable stakeholder capitalism by operating Asia’s first Digital Stock Exchange. The goal is to allow us to live in a world where companies are aligned with their customers and their communities. Henry is also a Board Director for Portcullis, Asia’s biggest independent group of trust companies. Portcullis provides a one-stop shop for corporate, trustee and fund administration services to high-net-worth individuals, family offices, philanthropists, private banks and investment managers.

Johnson Cheng: Johnson Cheng is the founder and partner at Voyager Capital, a private equity firm that focuses on growth stage and pre-IPO startups in AI and enterprise software. He is a member of the Advisory Board of FiscalNote, the Family Business Network (FBN) Asia, and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). He received his B.S. and MBA from Cornell University.

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Leading From the Inside Out (Leadership as an Inner Game)

Ronald and Feisal will discuss Leadership as an art, how to be a mindful leader, the management of the Self and the Other, and mindfulness and Leadership.

Ronald Alexander: Ronald is a leading Creativity and Communication Coach, International Clinical Trainer, Executive and Leadership Coach, with a private practice in Santa Monica, California. He is the originator of the OpenMind Training® Institute, a leading edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in mindfulness based mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and meditation.

His unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with Leadership Coaching and Core Creativity into a comprehensive integrated, behaviorally effective mind-body program. This system combines techniques that support strategies of personal, clinical, and corporate excellence and growth.

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The Role of Narratives and Culture in Family Governance

Dominik and Feisal will discuss the family as a social system, structure vs. self-organisation, and supporting self-organisation with narratives and culture.

Dominik v. Eynern: Dominik comes from a business family which is now in its 5th generation and he is a founding member of Family Hippocampus. He holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in finance, worked in the international investment banking industry and co-founded a family office. His research on family dynamics is inspired by insights from cognitive neuroscience, behavioural economics, dynamic complex system theory and chaos theory.

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What Wealth and Business Owning Families are Learning from the Pandemic

Philip, Simon and Feisal will discuss political risk minimization, tax planning, medical care and other lessons that family businesses are learning from the pandemic.

Philip Marcovici: Philip is retired from the practice of law and consults with governments, financial institutions and global families in relation to tax, wealth management and other matters. Philip is the author of “The Destructive Power of Family Wealth: A Guide to Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Taxation and Wealth Management”.

Simon Michaels: Ranked as the only “Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers & Partners in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Private Wealth Law in Singapore, Simon is a Partner at Mishcon de Reya Singapore and the CEO of MDR Mayfair Singapore. His focus is on advising prominent global high net- worth families, family offices and the institutions that service them, in particular private banks and trust companies.

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How does ego relate to leadership?

Kim and Feisal will explore the stages of human development, understand what happens when we don’t get the support we need to develop and discover what leading research tells us about effective leadership.

Kim Barta: Kim Barta, MA is an internationally-recognized licensed psychotherapist, coach, spiritual guide, and speaker. His work is founded in an experiential practice that works with many different kinds of cultures and challenges, from severe mental illness and trauma to supporting the fullest expression of one’s humanity. Kim’s expertise now includes integrating developmental theory with the day-to-day work of being an active therapist and healer.

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The Role of the Family Office in the Evolution of Families

Mark and Feisal explored the privilege of being in the inner sanctum and passing practical wisdom to families, and the challenging traditional leadership in families.

Mark McMullen: Mark is a Partner and the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer in Stonehage Fleming Group. He serves as a Key Adviser to a number of high net worth international families. Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Cape Town, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant having completed his professional training with Deloitte and Touche (now Deloitte) in South Africa and the USA. He is a member of SAICA and STEP.

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How Money Affects Us and Our Relationships

Diana and Feisal discussed the importance to have financial EQ, understand the roots of our relationship with money and how to deal with them, and how to use effective communication as the first and best line of defence in addressing money challenges in relationships.

Diana Chambers: Diana serves a global clientele as a philanthropic advisor and family wealth mentor focused on the human dimensions of wealth and its impact on our relationships. She works at the heart of money with individuals and families to facilitate gracefully the inevitable challenges resulting from significant wealth. Born in the UK, Diana founded The Chambers Group, LLC in 2002 in the US, and The Chambers Group Sàrl in 2014 in Switzerland, where she now resides.

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People, Patience, Perspective – Ingredients for Success in Mergers & Acquisitions

Louis and Feisal will discuss how we define success and failure in mergers & acquisitions and how to encourage well-being throughout your organization.

About Louis de Schorlemer:  Louis is Managing Partner at Corporate Diplomat, a Brussels based consultancy for business-critical communications/Mergers & Acquisitions. He serves on the Supervisory Board of Villeroy & Boch and on the Advisory Board of Lift Me Off. He holds an MA in communications and an MBA, and lectures in corporate communications at the Luxembourg School of Business.

Family Office Beyond Wealth

Roger and Feisal will discuss how to achieve family longevity and harmony beyond the business, and how to create a lasting family legacy.

About Professor Roger King: Professor King is Founder and Senior Advisor at HKUST – Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, Thompson Center for Business Case Studies, and Adjunct Professor of Finance.   He is currently an Honorary Court Member of HKUST – teaching and research interests include family business, family office, entrepreneurship, and corporate and family governance.

Shape your Future before it Shapes You

Ravi and Feisal discussed how to re-invent ourselves and experience the magic of awareness and discover a new “you”

About Ravi Chaudhry: Ravi is a mentor to CEOs, corporate boards, governments and civil society, founder Chairman, CeNext Consulting, a Fellow of World Business Academy, and he is the author of Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality. He serves the Advisory Board of Ethical Markets USA, Co-Chair, Ethic Mark Judges Panel, USA, and Member, New Civilization Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative, Japan. He has also been a part of the Club of Rome Initiative for Ethics. His clients include Fortune 1000 companies.

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Lessons Learned……

Ahmed shared some of the lessons from Europe’s billionaires, what he has learnt on Wall Street, and how he learnt to live in flow.

About Ahmed Husain: Ahmed has spent more than two decades across three continents in capital markets across financial institutions and multiple roles. His expertise are in working across Markets, Technology & Family Offices. His current roles over the last decade have had him working with the largest European Family Offices.

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Loneliness at the top – and what to do about it

Farida and Feisal discussed how does leadership loneliness feel and how does it impact work and relationship.

About Farida El Agamy: Farida is a 2nd generation family business member. She is a lawyer, entrepreneur, governance expert and currently the General Manager of the Tharawat Family Business Forum, the private network for family-owned companies in the Middle East and North Africa. Farida is Editor-at-Large of the Tharawat magazine, and a Director at Target Developments LLC and Orbis Terra Media LLC.

Is Wellbeing Fundamental in the C Suite?

Jai and Feisal discussed how has Covid-19 enable us to reconsider our priorities and how do our personal relationships impact our performance at work.

About Jai Rupani: Jai is the CIO of the Dinesh Hinduja Family Office, he oversees investments across all asset classes for the group, including real estate, stocks, bonds, structured products, private equity and venture capital.  He is also the Managing Director of Gokaldas Lifestyle, oversees all aspects of the business: land acquisition, design, development, operations, finance and marketing.

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How to Lead with Impact while Working Remotely

Grahame shared how to lead with impact while keeping teams engaged, productive and connected.

About Grahame Gerstenberg: Grahame is the Co-Head of family dynamics at Qineticare. He helps families and business leaders to better understand themselves and their environment. Grahame empowers families to accelerate towards a richer, more fulfilling career and life.

THE FIVE TOUCHSTONES OF A HEALTHY FAMILY ENTERPRISE

Professor Peter Vogel and Feisal Alibhai discussed the core pillars of multi-generational success.

About Professor Peter Vogel: Peter Vogel is Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship and holder of the Debiopharm Chair of Family Philanthropy, Director of IMD Global Family Business Center. Peter works with family- & non-family enterprises on organizational regeneration through intrapreneurship, talent development & succession, strategy, governance, change management, and investment opportunities.

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