CampdenFB, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, has announced the shortlist for the European Families in Business Awards 2015.
A judging panel composed of family business leaders and business school experts decided the shortlist, whittled down from more than 250 nominations.
The winners will be announced during a gala dinner on 23 June 2015 at the St Regis Hotel in Rome, Italy.
Patrick Folléa, Deputy Head of Societe Generale Private Banking said: “We are very proud to be associated with these Awards celebrating European family businesses. Indeed, all these family businesses play a vital role in the European economy by creating employment of course, but also by embodying values - fighting spirit, risk-taking, long-term vision, sense of responsibility, that are essential in our society.”
Editor Nicholas Moody said CampdenFB had received a record number of entries this year and the calibre of entries had made the judging process a very difficult one.
"All the shortlisted finalists are first-class examples of Europe’s family businesses and their leaders,” he said. “It’s also exciting to see such strong competition for our new award - the Top Next-Generation Entrepreneur."
The finalists are:
Family Business Leader
Ana Botin – Santander (Spain)
Nayla Hayek – Swatch (Switzerland)
Bella and Venetia Hoare – C Hoare & Co (UK)
Francisco Riberas – Gestamp (Spain)
Nadja Swarovski – Swarovski (Austria)
Top Family Business Rising Star
Holly Branson – Virgin Group (UK)
Bianca Braun – Maxon Motor (Switzerland)
Marc de Kuyper – Royal Dutch Distillers (Netherlands)
Catharina Prym – Prym (Germany)
Veronica Squinzi – Mapei (Italy)
Top Next Generation Entrepreneur
George Bamford – Bamford Watch Department (UK)
Oliver von Boch – Brigitte von Boch (Germany)
Hugo & Alexandre Mulliez – Artsper (France)
Hugo Peris – Loop Therapeutics (Spain)
Danielle Ryan – Roads Group (Ireland)
Top Non-Family Director
Jørgen Vig Knudstorp – Lego (Denmark)
Antoine Mattar – CCC Group (Greece)
Norman Soutar – William Jackson Food Group (UK)
Martin Winterkorn – Volkswagen (Germany)
Jochen Zeitz – Kering (France)
If you would like to enquire about places to attend the awards, please contact our marketing manager Enrico Roasenda to let us know how many people you would like to attend (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +44 (0) 203 763 2800).
More information on the awards can be found at www.campdenfb.com/fib-awards