Rania Labaki

@ Associate Professor - EDHEC Family Business Centre

Rania Labani, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Finance and Family Business, Director of EDHEC Family Business Research Centre and Family Business Fellow at Cornell University and Family Firm Institute.

Among her additional roles, she serves as board member of IFERA, head of the academic committee of FBN France, family business advisor at Lansberg Gersick & Associates, and member of the advisory committee of NYCFEC and Women in Family Business. Rania is co-editor of Entrepreneurship Research Journal and member of the editorial board of FamilyBusiness.org and Revue Droit & Patrimoine.

A global speaker with presentations and lectures in nearly 50 countries across continents, her insights have been featured in many podcasts and more than 100 publications in academic journals and books as well as international professional and press outlets, such as Financial Times, Forbes India, Les Echos, Le Figaro, Le Nouvel Obs, El Pais, La Tercera, and Tharawat.

She is recipient of numerous awards recognizing her contributions to the family business field, including the prestigious Barbara Hollander Award in 2020.

Her current research, advising and teaching interests revolve around the interplay between family dynamics and decision-making, governance design and development of responsible owners.