CeFEO researchers certified as expert family business advisors

Kajsa Haag and Massimo Baù, members of the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), have been awarded the Global Educational Network Certificate in Family Business Advising and Certificate in Wealth Advising by the Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA.

CeFEO Director Massimo Baù and CeFEO member and Associate Dean of Faculty Kajsa Haag have been awarded two certificates in family business advising from the Family Firm Institute in Boston, MA.

The Family Firm Institute (FFI) is a leading global family enterprise membership association, and their certificates are awarded to individuals who have achieved comprehensive professional knowledge that can be of value to family business owners and family wealth clients. The certificates represent the highest standard of professional best practice.

“This is an important recognition for CeFEO. With a leading mission to combine academic excellence and practical relevance, CeFEO has the ambition to be a natural partner for researchers and family owners/managers, as well as for advisors and other actors interested in family entrepreneurship and ownership. Strengthening the outreach competences and capacity of the centre consolidates the mission and provides new opportunities for development and growth,” says Massimo Baù, CeFEO Director.

The FFI Global Educational Network Certificates in Family Business Advising, and Family Wealth Advising are designed to increase awareness and exposure to concepts, skills and knowledge necessary to optimize effectiveness as family business advisors and consultants.

With more than 50 scholars, 20 affiliated researchers, and a large turnover of visiting researchers, CeFEO is the leading research environment in Europe and among the top environments globally in the areas of ownership and family business studies.

“Receiving the FFI’s advisor certificate feels like a great reminder that we are not only researchers but can have a lot to offer as advisors. With the FFI training and exchange of experience among members I hope that we can further increase our usefulness to the local business community," says Kajsa Haag, CeFEO member and Associate Dean of Faculty at Jönköping International Business School.

More about the Family Firm Institute

The Family Firm Institute (FFI) is an international professional membership organization of over 1800 individuals and organizations across 88 countries. It provides interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities for family business and family wealth advisors, consultants, educators and researchers. FFI seeks to increase the understanding of the family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth and prosperity.