The chief executive of the Family Business Network International, Olivier de Richoufftz, is to step down after eight years in the position.
De Richoufftz said he would continue in his current role until after the FBN summit in London in early October, when a successor is also expected to be announced.
The Frenchman, who worked closely with Thierry Lombard, the chairman of the FBN and partner of the Swiss private bank Lombard Odier, was instrumental in growing the membership to more than 5,000 today from just 1,600 when he joined.
Most recently, De Richoufftz was behind the expansion of the FBN in eastern Europe, where new chapters have recently been launched in Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.
In a statement, the FBN expressed gratitude for his “professional expertise” and the "innovative way he has put his former experiences and skills to work in developing our federation".
De Richoufftz joined FBN in 2004, replacing Barbara Murray, after working in a number of senior positions in the tourist sector in France.