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Who are the finalists for the European Families in Business Awards 2019?

By James Beech

Inspiring family businesses that excel in growth, governance, stewardship and sustainability will vie for six awards at the most prestigious awards ceremony in Europe’s family business society.

CampdenFB is preparing to welcome finalists and their guests to the eighth annual edition of the European Families in Business Awards in Milan on the evening of 2 July. The gala dinner and awards ceremony will be the popular social highlight of the flagship Campden Wealth European Families in Business Conference, chaired by Lamberto Frescobaldi, the 30th generation winemaker and president of Marchesi De' Frescobaldi. BNP Paribas Wealth Management is the new partner for both the conference and the awards.

Judges have the difficult task this week of deciding which exemplary leading lights will take home the coveted European Families in Business Awards for:

Top Family Business of the Year

Finalists: Coloplast—Louis Hansen family (Denmark), De Agostini—Boroli and Drago families (Italy), Epta—Nocivelli family (Italy), Melia Hotels International—Escarrer (Spain) and Victorinox—Elsener family (Switzerland)

Top Family Business Leader of the Year

Finalists: Albiera, Allegra and Alessia Antinori —Marchesi Antinori (Italy), Jean-Francois and Jean Charles Decaux—JCDecaux (France); Patricia Brouchard, Marie-Laurence Gouraud and Benedicte Mercier—Sodebo (France), Maria Teresa Rodriquez Sainz-Rozas—Galletas Gullon (Spain) and Tomaso Trussardi—Trussardi (Italy)

Top Family Business Rising Star

Finalists: Jean-Sebastien Decaux—JCDecaux (France), Samantha Mane—MANE (France), Robert Maersk Uggla—Maersk Drilling (Denmark), Emanuele Preve—Riso Gallo (Italy) and Eva Richterich—Ricola (Germany)

Top Next-Generation Entrepreneur Award

Finalists: Karam Hinduja—Timeless Media/Timeless Capital (UK), Noora Keskievari—OneMind Dogs (Finland), Jouko Salo—Aeromon (Finland), Caroline Walerud—Volumental (Sweden) and Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker—Goodsted (UK/Turkey)

Top Non-Family Director of the Year

Finalists: Peter Harf—JAB Holding (Germany), Michele Norsa—Salvatore Ferragamo plus others (Italy), Mark Preston—Grosvenor Estate (UK), Andreas Ronken (pictured)—Ritter Sport (Germany) and Jonas Samuelson—Electrolux (Sweden)

Top Sustainable Family Business of the Year

Finalists: Electrolux—Wallenberg family (Sweden), Marchesi Frescobaldi—Frescobaldi family (Italy), Henkel—Henkel family (Germany), Sipef Group—Bracht family (Belgium) and Polarbröd—Nilsson (Sweden)

The winners will join CampdenFB’s hall of fame of 50 giants in European family business, including Top Family Business 2018: Musgrave Group—Musgrave family (Ireland), Top Family Business Rising Star 2018: Lydia Forte—Rocco Forte Hotels (United Kingdom), Top Family Business Leader 2017: Cyril Camus—Camus (France), Top Family Business Leader 2016: Nadja Swarovski—Swarovski (Austria), Top Sustainable Family Business 2015: Illy Caffe (Italy) and Top Family Business 2014—Pentland Group (UK).

To register your place or request further information, please contact:

Liam Smith, senior sales and marketing at Campden Wealth

T: +44 (0) 20 3763 2816

E: liamsmith@campdenwealth.com

Follow our coverage on CampdenFB.com, in the next issue of CampdenFB #76 magazine and via our social media #EFIBA19

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