Conference Speakers

Philip Aminoff

Philip Aminoff

President, European Family Businesses – GEEF, Finland

Sessions: Day 2, Plenary 4 Ownership transfer: Future needs and actions

 

Krister Andersson

Head Tax Policy Department, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Sweden
Chairman, Tax Policy Group Business Europe

Sessions: Day 1, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfers: Critical tax issues, “Transfer of businesses – progress, status quo or backlash in the European member states”
Day 1, Plenary 2 Influence of taxes on Ownership Transfers

 
Rune Andersson

Rune Andersson

Chairman and owner, Mellby GÃ¥rd AB, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Plenary 2 Influence of taxes on ownership transfers

 
Joseph Astrachan

Joseph Astrachan

Professor, Cox Family Enterprise Centre, Kennesaw State University, US

Sessions: Day 2, Plenary 3 Success factors in ownership transfers

 

Christina Baines

Vice Chairman, Indiska, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Succession as role transitions

 
Åsa Björnberg

Åsa Björnberg

Ph.D Candidate, London School of Economics, UK

Sessions: Day 1, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Social and psychological space for the next generation, “Emotional ownership: The next generation’s relationship with the family firm”

 
Hans Jacob Bonnier

Hans-Jacob Bonnier

Chairman, Bonnier Family Foundation, Sweden
Executive Vice President Dagens Industri

Sessions: Day 2, Plenary 3 Success factors in ownership transfer, “Bonnier, a long history of transfers of ownership”

 
Ethel Brundin

Ethel Brundin

Professor, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Social and psychological space for the next generation
Day 2, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Competence development for new owners/managers

 
Urban Bäckström

Urban Bäckström

Director General, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Plenary 4 Closing remarks

 

Thomas von Cölln

Manager Corporate Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Germany

Sessions: Day 1, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfers: Critical tax issues, “Transfer of business to next generation – Recent developments in Germany”

 
Colombo Gianluca

Gianluca Colombo

Professor, Universitá della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland

Sessions: Day 1, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Financial perspectives, “Ownership fragmentation and family firms performance. The role of private banking”

 

Eric Degerbeck

Head of Press and Media, European Commission Representation in Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Planery 1 Ownership transfer – a European perspective

 

Jonas Engwall

Investor, Chairman, Svenssons i Lammhult, Sweden

Sessions: Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Financial perspectives, “Reflections from an investor”

 

Robert Fenner

Lawyer, Taylor Wessing, London, UK

Sessions: Day 2, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfer: European experiences from a business law perspective

 
Grant Gordon

Grant Gordon

Director General, Institute for Family Business, UK

Sessions: Day 1, Plenary 2 Influence of taxes on ownership transfers, “Transfer of ownership: the situation for UK family firms”

 

Hania Goutierre

Lawyer, BGS Law, Paris, France

Sessions: Day 2, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfer: European experiences from a business law perspective

 
Darya Granata

Darya Granata

Ph.D Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, US

Sessions: Day 1, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Financial perspectives, “Family firms in the eye of private equity companies”

 

Sofie Gunolf

CEO, Indiska, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Succession as role transitions

 
Annika Hall

Annika Hall

Ph.D, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Succession as role transitions, “The human side of business transfer: A role transition perspective on succession in owner-managed firms”

 
Karin Hellerstedt

Karin Hellerstedt

Research Fellow, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Growth implications

 
Gunnar_Hjertquist

Gunnar Hjertquist

Lawyer, Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfer: European experiences from a business law perspective

 

Jöran Hägglund

State Secretary, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden
Photo: Pawel Flato

Sessions: Day 1, Plenary 2 Influence of taxes on ownership transfers, “The Swedish view”

 

Sibylla Jacobsson

Chairman, Kinnarps Holding AB, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Ownership and governance changes, A pratical tool to improve the leadership transfer

 
Annelie Karlsson

Annelie Karlsson

Dr, Executive Director, FBN Sweden, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Financial perspectives”
Day 2, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Competence development for new owners/managers, “Owner´s Education”

 
Sabine Klein

Sabine Klein

Prof. Dr. Chair for Family Business, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany

Sessions: Day 2, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Ownership and governance changes

 

Magnus Larsson

Chairman, SME-committee, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Planery 1 Welcome and opening of the conference

 
Eddy Laveren

Eddy Laveren

Professor, University of Antwerpen, Belgium

Sessions: Day 2, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Growth implications, “Transfer of family businesses and its impact on firm’s debt and growth rate”

 
Jozef Lievens

Jozef Lievens

Attorney, Eubelius, Belgium

Sessions: Day 2, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Ownership and governance changes

 

Xavier Martorell

Lawyer, Ros Petit, Barcelona, Spain

Sessions: Day 2, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfer: European experiences from a business law perspective

 

Ilse Matser

Professor, Managing Director, Dutch Centre for Family Businesses, Netherlands

Sessions: Day 1, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Succession as role transitions

 
Leif Melin

Leif Melin

Professor, Centre for Family Enterprise and Ownership, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Planery 1 Introduction to conference theme

 

Olivier Mellerio

Chairman, MELLERIO dits MELLER, France

Sessions: Day 1, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfers: Critical tax issues, The situation in France for transfer of ownership in family companies

 

András Moldován

Dr, Lawyer, Moldován & Co, Hungary

Sessions: Day 2, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfer: European experiences from a business law perspective

 
Mattias Nordqvist

Mattias Nordqvist

Associate Professor, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Growth implications

 

Sakari Oikarinen

Managing Director, Confidentum Ltd, Finland

Sessions: Day 2, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Competence development for new owners/managers

 

Dick Patten

President, American Family Institute, US

Sessions: Day 1, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfers: Critical tax issues, “The importance of family businesses in the US and the death tax.”

 

Marcela Ramírez-Pasillas

Ph.D, Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterray, Mexico

Sessions: Day 2, Plenary 3 Success factors in ownership transfer, ”Transfer of ownership in family businesses and the abolition of taxes”

 
Paul-Chr. Rieber

Paul-Chr. Rieber

Paul-Chr. Rieber, President, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Norway

Sessions: Day 1, Plenary 2 Influence of taxes on ownership transfers, “The discussion on transfer of ownership in Norway”

 

Leena Romppainen

Lawyer, Castrén & Snellman, Finland

Sessions: Day 2, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfer: European experiences from a business law perspective

 
Annalisa Sentuti

Annalisa Sentuti

Ph.D, University of Urbino, Italy

Sessions: Day 1, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Social and psychological space for the next generation, “Gender in the next generation: Does it matter? Some Italian empirical evidence on daughters’ pathways in family firms.”

 

Jürgen Sparr

Dr, Lawyer, SKW Schwartz, Germany

Sessions: Day 2, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfer: European experiences from a business law perspective

 

Anna Spendrup

Information Officer, Spendrups Bryggeri AB, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Competence development for new owners/managers

 

Fredrik Spendrup

Spendrups Bryggeri AB, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Competence development for new owners/managers

 

Kristoffer Stenström

Partner, Berte Group, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Competence development for new owners/managers.

 

Pernilla Ström, Conference Moderator

Economist, Board member and Columnist, Sweden

 
Lars-Göran Sund

Lars-Göran Sund

Associate Professor, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track B Critical issues in transfer processes: Ownership and governance changes, “Transfer of ownership and leadership within the family – The agony of an incumbent”

 
Peter Voithofer

Peter Voithofer

Mag., KMU Forschung/Austrian Institute for SME Research, Austria

Sessions: Day 2, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Growth implications

 

Karl Wennberg

Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics and Imperial College, Sweden

Sessions: Day 2, Track D Consequences of ownership transfer for the business firm: Growth implications, “The effects of firm ownership transitions on economic growth and job creation: preliminary findings form a longitudinal population study”

 

Sofia Wållberg Sköld

Chair, Hagmans, Sweden

Sessions: Day 1, Track C Next generation and ownership transfer: Social and psychological space for the next generation

 
Anders Ydstedt

Anders Ydstedt

Consultant, Policy Advisor, Scantech Strategy Advisors

Sessions: Day 1, Track A Tax and law issues in ownership transfers: Critical tax issues