Family Firm Institute Announces 2017 Quarter 3 Graduates of the FFI Global Education Network

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The Family Firm Institute (FFI) has announced the Q3 graduates of its Global Education Network (GEN) Certificate Program. More than 30 students representing eleven countries received Certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising this quarter.

The FFI Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) and FFI Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) benefit both family business advisors and their clients by establishing knowledge standards for better serving family-owned enterprises and families of wealth. Over 400 individuals from nearly 50 countries have completed the online and hybrid GEN programs, which were launched in 2012.

FFI GEN courses are designed for busy professionals and are available online 24/7. Each GEN course features both synchronous and asynchronous coursework, including 3–4 online self-paced lessons, and a Capstone final seminar at the end of the quarter. These final seminars are available online via live video conferencing. The distinguished, and internationally recognized, faculty are actively engaged in their respective fields as advisors, consultants, educators, therapists, attorneys, and wealth managers.

Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA)

Myria Antony, Deloitte, LLP, London, United Kingdom

Mette Ballari, Ernst & Young AS, Oslo Norway

Alexandre Barbellion, Ernst & Young Central America, San José, Costa Rica

Daniel Bayston, Cognient Group, LLC, Chicago, IL USA

Dan Beenken, University of Northern Iowa—Advanced Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA USA

Jeanne Bernick, Kcoe Isom, Walcott, IA USA

Andrea Bogarin-Ackerman, Implantium de México, Tijuana, México

Katherine Bullock, Ernst & Young LLP, Leeds, United Kingdom

Peter Coulthard, Ernst & Young London, London, United Kingdom

Stefanie Dena Martínez, Ernst & Young Mexico, México City, México

Girvan Gault, Ulster Bank Limted Northern Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Barry Goodman, SVA Value Accelerators, LLC, Chicago, IL USA

Matthew Hatcher NatWest Bank, Bristol, United Kingdom

Jonathan Keimig, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN USA

Patrick Luensmann, University of Northen Iowa—Center for Business Growth and Innovation, Cedar Falls, IA, USA

Marco Magenta, Ernst & Young—Tax and Law Services, Milan, Italy

Neil Montesclaros, Premier Family Business Consuting, Cebu City, Philippines

John Neff, Family Enterprise Consulting, LLC, Dayton, OH USA

Matthew Newman, NatWest Bank PLC, Kent, United Kingdom

Heather Powell, Heather Powell, LLC, Simi Valley, CA USA

Nigel Walsh, Ulster Bank Northern Ireland, Omagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA)

Karim Ghandour, Legacy Line, Dubai, UAE

Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) and Family Wealth Advising (CFWA)

Saadia Anwar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Anne Bucciarelli, AB Bernstein, New York, NY USA

Catherine Chow, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Singapore

Gustavo Sette da Rocha, Campiñas, Brazil

Jeff Strese, Tolleson Wealth Management, Dallas, TX USA

Ginny Santiago, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines

Eileen Wu, TH Family Office, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (ACFBA)

Barry Goodman, SVA Value Accelerators, LLC, Chicago, IL USA

Roland Kidwell, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL USA

Mairi Mickel, Mairi Mickel’s Business Families, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Guillermo Salazar, Exaudi Family Business Consulting, Cypress, TX USA

About the Global Education Network (GEN)

The FFI Global Education Network (GEN) is a global forum for teaching and learning that offers cutting-edge multidisciplinary courses and world-class certificate programs for family enterprise advisers, practitioners, academics and professionals. GEN is the educational arm of the prestigious Family Firm Institute, the most trusted and globally recognized provider of family enterprise professional education in the world.

About the Family Firm Institute

FFI’s mission is to be the most influential global network of thought leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide research-based learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and family enterprise members to drive success.

Professionals, educators and researchers, as well as family enterprise members from nearly 80 countries across the globe, belong to FFI. Together they create the oldest and most prestigious multidisciplinary professional association for family enterprise in the world.

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