CampdenFB, the leading publication for business-owning families with substantial wealth, is pleased to announce the launch of its Top 50 Family Business Leaders List 2015.
A host of new names have been added in 2015, including Gunvor and Tore Ulstein (Ulstein Group), whose Norwegian maritime company embraces gender diversity, as well as Eduardo Belmont (Belcorp) for seeking the economic empowerment of women in Peru.
Returning leaders include Raja Easa Al Gurg (Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group), who continues to carve a reputation for herself through her support and encouragement of Arab women entrepreneurs, and Nobutada Saji for steering Suntory to its $16 billion purchase of US whiskey business Beam Inc.
Gigi Chao (Cheuk Nang) gained a special mention in the list after being appointed vice chairman of the family property business a mere seven months after her father offered a dowry to any man that could turn his daughter straight.
The fifth annual list celebrates the usual criteria of governance, growth and innovation, but this year features a strong focus on inclusivity and diversity.
Winners were chosen for the establishment of special initiatives to promote equality and diversity, the composition of leadership of their business, as well as their charitable endeavours.
CampdenFB editor, Nicholas Moody, commented: “We’re constantly surprised at the interesting and innovative efforts family business leaders are making around the globe. These may not necessarily be the largest or most well-known family businesses, but they made us sit up and take notice through their initiatives."
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CampdenFB drew up a long list of more than 200 global family business leaders based on their contributions to corporate governance, revenue growth and succession planning.
The candidate's family business had to be in at least the second generation and post revenues of more than $100 million per year. It was also important for the family to control at least 25% of the company’s decision–making rights.
Most revenue data represented full-year revenue to 31 December 2014.
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