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March 19, 2014

Second-generation Pierre Karl Peladeau has resigned as vice chairman and board member of Canadian family business Quebecor to stand in upcoming provincial elections for a local separatist party seeking independence from the North American country.

Second-generation Pierre Karl Peladeau has resigned as vice chairman and board member of Canadian family business Quebecor to stand in upcoming provincial elections for a local separatist party seeking independence from the North American country.

The family business head, who stepped down as chief executive of Quebecor in March last year, has also resigned from positions at two of its subsidiaries Quebecor Media and TVA Group.

June 23, 2011

Catherine Deneuve is one of the last people in the world you’d expect to be providing thought leadership for family businesses. The star of Bunel’s Belle de Jour and Polanski’s Repulsion is widely lauded as one of the world’s great beauties.

Catherine Deneuve is one of the last people in the world you’d expect to be providing thought leadership for family businesses. The star of Bunel’s Belle de Jour and Polanski’s Repulsion is widely lauded as one of the world’s great beauties. Indeed such is the sense that she embodies all that is good about France her face was used to represent Marianne the symbol of the French nation.

April 1, 2011

UK family businesses are likely to have more of a political voice with the setting up of the first All Party Parliamentary Group for Family Business.

UK family businesses are likely to have more of a political voice with the setting up of the first All Party Parliamentary Group for Family Business.

Launched on 28 March at the House of Commons, the group is sponsored by the UK-based Institute for Family Business. IFB said in a statement that the APPG will undertake activities like site visits and policy discussions to help MPs understand the operations and challenges of running a family business.
 

March 2, 2011

Swiss bank UBS has made a number of appointments to its private banking business in what looks to be an effort on its part to improve relations with the US. The private banking business has also for the first time appointed a chief investment officer.

Swiss bank UBS has made a number of appointments to its private banking business in what looks to be an effort on its part to improve relations with the US. The private banking business has also for the first time appointed a chief investment officer.

May 23, 2008

Edward Timpson, an heir to the Timpson fortune, has cemented his career outside the family business after being elected as a member of parliament in the UK district of Crewe and Nantwich yesterday.

Edward Timpson (pictured), an heir to the Timpson fortune, has cemented his career outside the family business after being elected as a member of parliament in the UK district of Crewe and Nantwich yesterday. He won over 49% of the vote for the Conservative party taking a seat from Labour for the first time in a by-election since 1978.

Edward, 34, is the great great-grandson of William Timpson, founder of the €100 million family shoe repairs and key cutting business. His father, John, is chief executive of the company, and brother James is the MD.

July 1, 2007

The president of the US is the most powerful job in the world – and several notable
families have coveted the position. James W Ceaser and Richard Skinner look at the
parallels between politics and family business …

James W Ceaser is professor of politics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Richard Skinner is visiting assistant professor of political science at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.

The president of the US is the most powerful job in the world – and several notable families have coveted the position. James W Ceaser and Richard Skinner look at the parallels between politics and family business …

January 1, 2007

Despite a cushioned upbringing as a member of India’s foremost political Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi looks set to step out of the wings and transform the Indian National Congress party. It’s a daunting task – requiring more than his movie star good looks, says Marc Smith

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

Despite a cushioned upbringing as a member of India’s foremost political Gandhi family, Rahul Gandhi looks set to step out of the wings and transform the Indian National Congress party. It’s a daunting task – requiring more than his movie star good looks, says Marc Smith

June 1, 2003

Despite the political and economic climate, family businesses should continue to look for a global solution to see them through these times. It may be worth remembering that being close to your customer does not necessary mean being physically close

Frederick Metz Shepperd is an attorney and managing director of the Quadral Group, a consulting firm focused on global strategy, planning and implementation. He has worked closely with many family-owned businesses and is also the owner of a family company with commercial, industrial and multi-family real estate holdings established in 1918.

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