Leaders who value the culture of family businesses

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Leaders who value the culture of family businesses

New leadership for family businesses isn’t just about the financial and economic continuity or the value of the business itself, but about other factors too, such as the sense of community, the company culture and value for employees. Historically, these things are regarded differently than they are in non-family businesses. When succession of family members or the majority shareholder is not possible from within, an outside leader must be found and succession becomes a more complex theme. That’s where Ebbinge comes in.


Leaders who value the culture of family businesses

The Ebbinge Way

The Ebbinge Majority Shareholder & Family Businesses team offers specialised expertise in succession matters as well as filling the positions within the Board of Supervisors and Directors.

Our approach is:

• People-oriented
The new generation of leaders possesses professionalism and entrepreneurship as well as being sensitive to the values and culture of the business. They have a strategic business focus but include the human factor. Plans are realised together with the people.

• Professional
Experience and professionalism are needed to understand the entrepreneurship that is deeply engrained in the DNA of these types of businesses. We offer not only the analytical and selection capabilities, but true involvement as well. Importantly, we understand the history and the desired changes for the future, taking into account the culture and core values. It enables us to find the perfect match between the new leaders and the company in question.

• Careful
In addition to speed, a careful approach is equally important. We engage all stakeholders: shareholders and people in the business, B of S or B of D. This ensures the necessary support and approval when it comes to the final appointment. We always maintain a transparent and personal process, both in the search phase and during the subsequent support and on-boarding.

The paradox: continuity and innovation
Ebbinge has worked for family businesses for many years, at the executive level and for B of S and shareholder positions. We are aware that continuity is demanded while innovation is often needed as well. We know the leaders who can strike the perfect balance to deal with this paradox.

Our network
Are you an excellent leader who understands what family businesses are all about? Contact us. We are keen to add you to our database.

Our team
Our Family Businesses team is specialised in matters of succession for family and majority shareholder-run businesses as well as for B of S and shareholder positions. The team works in a transparent and careful way before and after the appointment of a new leader.



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