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Singapore Management University

Business Families Institute


The Singapore Management University Business Families Institute (SMU BFI) was established to be Southeast Asia’s pioneer regional business family-centric institute focused on addressing the needs of business families in the region.

SMU BFI serves as an educational, engagement and research platform bringing family businesses together. Offering specifically-contextualised thought leadership and applied knowledge, SMU BFI addresses business family-specific issues such as family ownership, business succession, and governance.

Its values are centered on facilitating business families to THINK GENERATIONS, THINK GROWTH, THINK GIVING, and THINK GLOBAL. 

Our Vision

To be a knowledge leader in business family research and education in the areas of family, ownership, business and governance that facilitates founding families as thought leaders; and help business families in Asia develop, harness, and leverage their family and financial capital across generations.

Our Mission

To engage and enable business family members to be active and committed, stewards and stakeholders, through learning and education.


Get access to the practical tools that will help you strengthen your family and your business.

Your Premium Access

(Value of $299 / year)

Your access includes:

  • Online Courses
  • Interactive Activities
  • Relatable Case Stories
  • Family Business Interviews
  • Advice from Leading Experts
  • Infographics
  • Preferential Rates to Events

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Esther Kong, Deputy Director

81 Victoria Street,
SMU Admin Building,
Singapore 188065

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://bfi.smu.edu.sg/