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CEO of The Family Business Network International (FBN-I)
Switzerland

Alexis is the CEO of The Family Business Network (FBN). It is a global network run by family businesses, for family businesses across generations.


Founded in 1990, it brings together over 3,200 families, 10,000 individual members including 4,000 Next-Generation members - across 29 chapters covering 65 countries worldwide. FBN helps enterprising familes growm succeed and prosper through the exchange of best practices and new ideas.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Chairman of the AITIA Advisory Council and Founder of AITIA Institute
Singapore

Frederick is the founder of AITIA Institute;  a not-for-profit organization, that offers quality research based and personalized corporate programmes ready to tackle a spectrum of challenges faced by businesses.

He is also the is the Chairman of IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group (IMC Group).

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Founder and CEO of Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT)
Hong Kong

For more than three decades, Chandran has advised governments and MNCs on strategic management, leadership issues and sustainability, and is often invited to facilitate for top corporate education providers including Duke CE. INSEAD and NUS.

He was previously Chairman of ERM in Asia Pacific, helping establish it as the world’s leading environmental consultancy. Chandran is on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome and is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability and Experts Forum, where his thought leadership is sought for its fresh insights and intellectual honesty.

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Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
USA

As a co-founder and managing partner of Sustainable Value Partners LLC, he provides advisory services to senior leaders in some of the world’s largest companies. Laszlo has led hundreds of seminars and spoken widely on sustainability for strategic advantage both at companies and at leading business schools such as INSEAD, Darden School of Business, Cornell University, and Kenan-Flagler Business School.

In addition to his academic experience and consulting work, Laszlo spent nearly 10 years as an executive at Lafarge, a world leader in building materials; he held positions as head of strategy, general manager of a manufacturing subsidiary, and vice president of business development. Prior to that, he spent five years with Deloitte Touche, where he consulted on strategy to global industry leaders.

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Founder, Chairman  and CEO of Edgewalkers International
USA

Dr. Judi Neal is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Edgewalkers International. She was the founding director of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. Judi is recognized as an expert on spirituality in the workplace and speaks and consults internationally. She received her Ph.D. from Yale in Organizational Behavior.

In 1988 Judi began teaching management at the University of New Haven. She focused her research on business leaders who have a strong commitment to their faith and spirituality, and began studying how they bridged the spiritual world and the material world of business. That led to her research on people she calls “Edgewalkers.”

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Founder and President of MatrixWorks
USA

Mukara Meredith, with humor, often refers to herself as a 108 year old Tibetan Elf. Mukara’s life’s-work has been devoted to bringing human-friendly values into businesses and organizations to ensure meaningful work, marketplace fairness and organizational success. This purpose led to the founding of MatrixWorks in 1999

 

As President of MatrixWorks, Mukara is committed to creating new cultures of creativity, nourishment and innovation in workplace relationships by using the power of small groups.

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Founder of the Asian Leadership Institute (ALI)
Thailand

As founder of the Asian Leadership Institute, Brian Bauerle has over 40 years’ experience working in Asia with multinational and family-run companies. He has been instrumental in creating ALI’s unique core competence in mindfulness-based leadership transformation. Brian trained as a professional psychotherapist, earning a postgraduate fellowship in psychoanalysis from the prestigious Menninger Foundation in the United States. He has also held faculty positions at major universities in both the US and Australia.

CEO of The Family Business Network International (FBN-I)
Belgium/Switzerland

Alexis is CEO of the Family Business Network (FBN). Prior to FBN, Alexis worked for various family businesses in senior positions, including Lhoist Group, Verlinvest and Armonea, a leading elderly care group in Europe. He was also Senior Investment Officer at IFC (World Bank Group) in the Treasury, Infrastructure and Microfinance Departments.

 

Alexis is currently member of the Board of Family Business International Foundation and member of the Advisory Board of Mind & Life Europe. A Belgian and Swiss citizen, Alexis holds a Master in Management Science from Solvay Business School and is an INSEAD IEP Graduate.