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Family Business

In 2000, Interbrew put 35% of its shares on the stock market in an operation worth €3 billion. Yet the world’s third-largest beer maker remains a company where the family runs the show

Samuel C Johnson Family Enterprises were the recipients of the 2002 IMD Distinguished Family Business Award. Over the past decade, the company and the family behind it have seen phenomenal growth – in both the business and the family dimensions

Battle for the heart and soul of a company

Berit Kjeldsberg (47) is the CEO of R Kjeldsberg AS (established in 1856), an investment company in Trondheim, Norway. The company is engaged in the coffee industry, real estate development and venture investments. Berit is concerned with building good traditions for leading the 5th generation of siblings and cousins into the future

Shane O’Reilly is managing director of O’Reilly’s Rainforest Guesthouse in Queensland, Australia, which has been in business for 77 years and is currently managed by the third generation of O’Reilly’s. The guesthouse, situated in Lamington National Park, a world heritage site, has 70 rooms and is rated 4-star; it also runs its own small vineyard – Canungra Valley.

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