Annelie Karlsson

Annelie KarlssonDr, 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”

Dr. Annelie Karlsson is the Executive Director of FBN Sweden, a network of owner families. She teaches in leading family business education program in Europe and at leading business schools in the USA, Europe and in the Baltic Countries. Over the years, she has also been invited by prominent business owning families in Asia, Europe and the USA. Her facilitation work within these family businesses have included establishing effective ownership and governance structures for private and listed family businesses. She has also contributed to the establishment of education programs for young owners and facilitated succession processes in small and large families.

Annelie earned her doctorate at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and has held a position as professor in Family business and management at IMD, Switzerland. Today, her academic home is the Centre for Advanced Studies of Leadership at SSE where her teaching and research interest are in family enterprising, ownership and governance. Through a socio-anthropological perspective she develops a framework for understanding how owner families – building on their history, wealth and family values – are dominant actors in creating value for society (not only themselves) – through their different enterprising activities.