About us

Our mission

From SMEs to international groups, we support family businesses in balancing close relationships and strategic concerns.

We bring entrepreneurial families together, helping them to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent to their businesses. We share our experience and knowledge as to managing, developing and handing over the family business.

We organise various types of events and maintain close relationships with partner organisations, training institutions and professional advisers, providing access to the most relevant sources of information for family businesses.

As part of the political process, we defend the specific interests of family enterprises and thereby raise awareness of their importance to society.

Linking our members on a regional level and simultaneously with the world’s largest community of successful family businesses

Informing about trends, opportunities, best practices and solutions in the field of family businesses

Opening up new perspectives through knowledge transfer and sharing experience across generations

FBN at a glance

Over 17'000 members

Our 500 members in Switzerland are part of FBN International, the world’s largest network of family businesses. We are a large, inclusive community that promotes networking and communication.

Over 4'000 companies

With almost 250 family businesses in Switzerland, we reflect the diversity of the country's economic landscape. Regardless of their sector, turnover or number of employees, we offer family businesses a place to meet.

In 65 countries

Our members in Switzerland benefit from 750 international events annually and a global, multicultural exchange of experience and knowledge relating to family businesses.

Board

Jobst Wagner

President FBN Switzerland

Vice President

Rehau Group

2nd generation

Isabelle Chillier

CEO

Fiedler SA

4th generation

Anne-Marie de Weck

Vice President of the Board

Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd

6th generation

Thomas Frutiger

President of the Board

Frutiger Group

4th generation

Vladimir Moshnyager

Dreyfus Söhne & Cie AG, Banquiers

7th generation

Thomas Schurter

President of the Board

Schurter Holding AG

3rd generation

Nicolas Stämpfli

Member of the Board

Weinkellerei Stämpfli AG

4th generation

Ambassadors

Marie Barbier-Mueller

Member of the Management

SPG Rytz Group

3rd generation

Alexandre Hoffmann

Roche Holdings Ltd

5th generation

Marie-Christine Jaeger-Firmenich

Firmenich SA

4th generation

Karl-Friedrich Scheufle

Co-President

Chopard & Cie SA

3th generation

Pietro Supino

Editor and President of the Board

TX Group

5th generation

Team

Marie-Christine von Pezold

CEO

Dörte Bartlau

Executive French speaking Switzerland

Sophie Kienzler

Executive German-speaking Switzerland

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