Salvatore Tomaselli

@ Professor of Business Administration - Università di Palermo

Salvatore Tomaselli, Ph.D. is Professor of Business Administration at the “Università di Palermo” (Italy), where he currently teaches Family Business Strategy and Governance, Business Administration, and Control Systems.

He has been invited visiting professor of Family Business Strategy and Governance at the Beijing Institute of Technology (2015) and is currently visiting professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at Zagreb University for the period 2017-2023.

A Ph.D. in Business Administration from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, he is one of the pieoneers in the field of family business over Europe.

He is a founding member and fellow of IFERA, where he served as a board member from foundation until 2011. He has been Vice President for Finance in the Board of EURAM from 2015 to 2017. In 2021 has been coopted as a member of Familias Empresarias Iberoamericanas, network of Family Business Experts in Latina America.

Since 2016, he is co-opted Ordinary Member of the Real Academia Europea de Doctores (, Barcelona, Spain.

Salvatore has reviewed for the Family Business Review, the Journal of Family Business Strategy, the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. He is a member of the editorial board of

In 1993 and 1999 received the FBN Award for the best research paper presented at the FBN Annual World Conference.
He is a frequently invited speaker at international conferences, workshops, and seminars, with presentation and lectures in over 55 countries over the 5 continents.

He has advised several family businesses in Europe, Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina), Asia (China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan), Middle East (Jordan), South Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Ivory Coast), Australia.

Salvatore has served in the board of directors of several companies, both private (family and non-family owned) and non-private. At present, serves as a board member in Grupo ESLA S.A. (Family business, poultry industry. Aguascalientes, Mexico); Grupo MAS (Family business, Retail industry. Seville, Spain); Gruppo L’Arcipelago (Family business, Retail industry. Palermo, Italy).