The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Why we are recruiting
As a membership organization, the Forum, through the Business Engagement group, engages businesses in projects and initiatives online and offline to address industry, regional and systemic issues.
Within Business Engagement, the Family Business Community (FBC) comprises a select group of leading family business owners from all regions of the world and industry sectors.
Community members are committed to driving change and taking a long-term view on generating significant social and economic value.
e are currently seeking a Community Lead who will contribute to the development and execution of a strong value proposition for FBC Members of the Forum.
Reporting lines and interactions
The Partner Engagement Lead will report to Andrienne d’Arenberg, Head of Family Business Community.
Internally, this person will work with colleagues in the Business Engagement team, Global Programming, and Public Engagement teams, as well as Leads for projects and initiatives that constitute the value proposition of the Forum.
Externally, primary interactions will be with a broad range of stakeholders including family business owners, the next generation, and other non-
family executives involved in the member companies.
Breakdown of main responsibilities
The Community Lead will contribute to the development and implementation of the Forum’s strategy for engaging family-owned and family-
controlled companies. He or she will also contribute to building and delivering a compelling agenda for the community to improve their understanding of issues specific to the ownership group, develop actionable insights and generate impact in keeping with the Forum’s mission.
Primary activities include :
collaborate with the relevant industry / geographic teams within the Forum to ensure a coordinated engagement approach for family owned and controlled companies
develop a body of unique knowledge for the community by working with global experts and practitioners; and lead or co-lead the development and delivery, both content and programming, of community events including concept development, session design, identification of key speakers and participants, and session delivery
For community events, prepare briefing documents and pre-read materials, and follow up after sessions
The successful candidate will be assessed on :
Preferred Requirements and Experience
Why work at the Forum
We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to improve the state of the world by building awareness and co-
operation, shaping mind-sets and agendas and driving collective action. Join us and become a driver for positive change.