Values and Purpose – practice in action from across the family business community: How do family businesses actually communicate and live their values and purpose?

  • Franz Haniel, family shareholder and former Supervisory Board Chairman of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Heraeus Group.
  • John Learmonth, Managing Director of Deanbridge International, Publisher of The European Family Investment Company Report.
  • Heinrich Liechtenstein, Professor of Financial Management at IESE Business School.

Through original research and an interview with an 8th generation family shareholder of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, a multi-generational family business, we will examine the practice behind the theory.

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH is a German family-owned company headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, managing a portfolio of independent businesses. Haniel, founded in 1756, has more than 700 family shareholders.