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June 5, 2014

Some of the biggest brands in the global hotel trade are family businesses, founded by dynasties that have mastered the art of giving a warm welcome. Here’s a handful of some of the best-known chains from across the world.

Some of the biggest brands in the global hotel trade are family businesses, founded by dynasties that have mastered the art of giving a warm welcome. Here’s a handful of some of the best-known chains from across the world.

June 3, 2014

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

Setting up a new microfinance division at her family’s Lebanon-based insurance business, Commercial Insurance, gave third-generation Coralie Zaccar a golden opportunity to combine her financial background with her passion for social entrepreneurship, making sure even the poorest in society have a safety net. 

 

June 2, 2014

São Paulo-based MCassab Group is the face of today’s prosperous, entrepreneurial Brazil. An 86-year-old Brazilian family-run conglomerate with interests spanning Lego distribution to fish farming, its revenues are expected to double to $1 billion by 2018. Peter Shaw-Smith meets its chief executive and patriarch Fábio Cutait

Two miles north-west of the famous Interlagos Formula One racing circuit stands a group of offices, laboratories and warehouses that is the centre for one of the most successful family-run, and yet relatively unknown, conglomerates in Latin America’s biggest economy – MCassab Group. 

 

May 2, 2014

When third-generation Clinton Ang, 40, joined his family’s Singapore-based wines and spirits distribution firm, Hock Tong Bee, he spotted an opportunity to create wines tailored to Asian tastes. Now his Cornerstone brand is gathering devotees across the continent.

April 24, 2014

The Casella family owe their winemaking know-how to their Italian roots, but the second-generation firm is now tackling the Australian beer market with its recently launched Arvo brand. 

April 21, 2014

A brewery may seem an unconventional playground for a child, but Warsteiner’s ninth-generation CEO Catharina Cramer practically grew up at the family business.

April 17, 2014

Solaris, like many Polish family businesses, is still in its first generation, but the family behind it says there is little chance of a public listing anytime soon, as luring investors would see them take their eye off the ball of their core business – manufacturing buses.

Solaris, like many Polish family businesses, is still in its first generation, but the family behind it says there is little chance of a public listing anytime soon, as luring investors would see them take their eye off the ball of their core business – manufacturing buses.

March 27, 2014

There’s little that kills as many so quickly as a natural disaster, and millions of people across the world dig deep when faced with so much suffering. Foundations have pockets deep enough to help, but might not know where to begin. 

There’s little that kills as many so quickly as a natural disaster, and millions of people across the world dig deep when faced with so much suffering. Foundations have pockets deep enough to help, but might not know where to begin.

March 14, 2014

When Giovanni Castiglioni's father died in 2010 he left a massive legacy - and the seemingly impossible job of turning round the legendary motorbike brand MV Agusta. In just three years, Giovanni has done it.

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