IMD Global Family Business Center

We are a world-leading hub providing learning journeys and research to family enterprises globally.

Dedicated to the real issues facing family businesses, family offices and family foundations, we will help you ensure the sustainable success of your business and family, whether large or small.

IMD was the birthplace of family business education in 1988. Today, our center of excellence operates from our campuses in Lausanne and Singapore and delivers off-site programs worldwide.

We are very fortunate to benefit from two Chairs dedicated to the study and support of Family Businesses, the Wild Chair for Family Business and the Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy.

years of the center

World-class education and leading-edge research

30 years of experience

30 years of experience – first in the world

Renowned academics

Renowned academics, experts and family enterprise leaders

Family enterprises are faced with a set of unique challenges related to governance, succession, family dynamics and strategy. Education is crucial to ensure a united family and long-term success of the business.

Peter Vogel

Director of IMD Global Family Business Center
Professor of Family Business and Entrepreneurship

With sincere thanks to Wild Group and Debiopharm 
for two Chairs dedicated to the study and support of Family Businesses