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Next Gen Family Business Leadership Interview: Antonia Komitova

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Here is a next generation leadership interview with Antonia Komitova, who works for her family business, Creative Solutions. She provides an overview of her personal background and business, her deepest family business insights, her personal succession and joining process as well as advice for next generation business leaders.

Next Gen Family Business Leadership Interview: Ralitsa Uzunova

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My name is Ralitza and my surname used to be Uzunova, now it is Petrova as I am happily married and took my husband’s surname (to the amusement of my father mainly). I am the second generation in the family business that originated in the first years after the communist […]

Next Gen Family Business Leadership Interview: Alessandra Nishimura

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My name is Alessandra Nishimura. I am one of 19 members of our third generation. I majored in Business Administration with specializations in Human Development. I have worked in different fields; event organizer, publishing company and consulting. In my family business, I coordinated a program to develop future shareholders and […]

Family Business @ Work: Simón Torres (Grupo Contempo)

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I’m Simon Torres and come from a second generation family business from Colombia. My father belonged to a third generation family business that went bankrupt back in the 70’s and with the liquidation of it, he started his own business. He designed and constructed commercial, residential and institutional real estate […]

Family Business @ Work: Farida and Ramia El Agamy (Tharawat)

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Dr. El Agamy of Egyptian origin and his Dutch wife, Antoinette, have spent the last 40 years living in Switzerland and raising their three daughters, Farida, Ramia, and Shereen. Following a successful career in international multinationals and as independent advisor, Dr. El Agamy together with his wife and daughters founded the Tharawat Family Business Forum, a network dedicated to the sustainability of Arab family firms and Tharawat magazine a global publication for family business good practice in 2008. Farida and Ramia El Agamy established the headquarters of both the association and the magazine in the UAE and Switzerland and the sisters have been working together and for their family ever since.





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