Ivan Lansberg

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Ivan Lansberg grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Venezuela. He has consulted with complex family businesses in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and has made significant contributions to the understanding of family business governance and succession. He was one of the founders of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and the first editor of its professional journal, the Family Business Review.

After receiving B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, Lansberg taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Business. He became a professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Organization and Management for seven years before going into consulting. His last book, Succeeding Generations and his previous book, Generation to Generation, were both published by Harvard Business School Press and have been widely praised as landmark works.

Lansberg is a frequent speaker at family business programs organized by universities and industry groups. He is on the faculty of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife live in Guilford, CT.

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