CeFEO is part of the group of 12 Educational Members of the Family Firm Institute (FFI), the leading association worldwide for family enterprise professionals and the organization of choice for the advisers, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate trans-generational family business enterprise.

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For more than thirty years, the Family Firm Institute (FFI) has been engaged in educating, connecting, and inspiring professionals who serve family enterprises.

For its global network of professionals, educators, researchers, and family enterprise members, FFI provides opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary educational programs and earn professional designations; enables collaboration at conferences, seminars, and online; and creates a single space for cross-pollination of ideas, expertise, and perspectives to further the field of family enterprise.

FFI members come from a wide variety of professional and academic backgrounds, including finance, law, behavioral science, and management science. They are professionals, researchers, educators and family enterprise owners. With more then 1,800 members come from 88 countries and are actively involved in helping shape the organization and the field of family enterprise.

Family Business Review is the academic journal of FFI. 

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FFI Fellow

Three CeFEO Faculty Members, Massimo Baù, Leif Melin and Mattias Nordqvist, and two CeFEO Affiliated Members, Joe Astrachan and Annika Hall are FFI Fellows

Representing the highest level of professional designation within the organization, FFI Fellows demonstrate ongoing expertise and commitment to the field of family enterprise. To be eligible for Fellow status, individuals must complete an FFI Advanced Certificate, be an FFI member for ten years, and present at an annual conference or be published in Family Business Review or FFI Practitioner. 

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Family Business and Family Wealth Advising CFBA/CFWA

Two CeFEO faculty members, Massimo Baù and Kajsa Haag have been awarded with the Dual Certificates in Family Business and Family Wealth Advising CFBA/CFWA from FFI.

The certificates are awarded to individuals who have achieved comprehensive professional knowledge that can be of value to family business owners and family wealth clients. The certificates represent the highest standard of professional best practice in the field of Family Business and Family Weath advising.

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