Congratulations to the 2017 Achievement Award Recipients
In 1992, to further enhance its multidisciplinary approach to family enterprise advisors and consultants, FFI began to establish awards for professional achievement. Today there are four: Richard Beckhard Practice Award, Barbara Hollander Award, Interdisciplinary Award and International Award. These prestigious awards are the pinnacles of achievement in the field, and we are pleased to announce this year's winners. All awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner on Friday, October 27, at the Art Institute of Chicago, as part of the annual global conference celebrating Family Business: Electrifying!
Christine Blondel, FFI Fellow, has 20 years of experience in the family business field and exposure to hundreds of family business cases through her teaching, writing, conferences, advising and board membership. As adjunct professor of family business at INSEAD (the Global Business School with campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi), she co-directs the one-week programme for business families “The Family Enterprise Challenge.” She was the first executive director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise. She is currently a visiting professor at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon (Portugal) and an academic scholar at the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell University (USA). Her teaching, speaking and publications focus on large, multi-generational family firms, succession, women’s roles, family governance and Fair Process.
From the nomination:
Christine Blondel is a distinguished practitioner in the field of family business. Her passion and competence in the field has led her to develop research and practices on key issues for families and service providers: fairness of processes and good family governance as continuity and prosperity conditions for family firms. She has devoted her life to making her research and practices a reality as an advisor, an educator and a supporter of family business associations.