Community Lead, Family Business
World Economic Forum
Geneva
vor 9 Tg.

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT

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 :

  • Business development : Develop and managed long-term, trusted partnerships with the foremost family businesses globally, engaging them actively in the FBC and broader work of the Forum;
  • collaborate with the relevant industry / geographic teams within the Forum to ensure a coordinated engagement approach for family owned and controlled companies

  • Content and programming : Help identify cutting-edge issues for family businesses and translate them and other priorities into a sustainable value proposition for the community;
  • 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

  • Operational tasks : Keep both internal and external stakeholders up to date on project developments, challenges and opportunities, and overall topic agendas.
  • For community events, prepare briefing documents and pre-read materials, and follow up after sessions

    The successful candidate will be assessed on :

  • Ability to identify, contact, and develop relationships with family businesses not yet engaged with the Forum
  • Conception and execution of strategies for approaching and engaging existing Forum Member companies that are family owned or controlled
  • Ability to build strategic relationships between the FBC team and other relevant teams / initiatives in the Forum
  • Successful identification of practical delivery mechanisms and new opportunities through both internal (other initiatives / projects) and external (existing partnerships) channels that can complement and support existing activities
  • Ability to promote the interests and activities of family businesses within the Forum’s broader range of activities and other communities
  • Preferred Requirements and Experience

  • Broad intellectual background with a Master’s degree or equivalent from a globally-renowned institution, in a relevant subject (Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, etc.)
  • 6-10 years’ professional work experience, preferably in a family business environment
  • Consulting and / or client-facing function with proven strengths in business development and account management, interacting with industry leaders at senior executive and C-suite level
  • Excellent understanding of the family-business landscape, the key drivers changing the sector and their consequences for the future
  • Strategic and creative skills in thinking, research, writing and presentation
  • Experience in analysing complex industry issues using the most relevant business intelligence and in synthesizing appropriate recommendations
  • Experience in preparing strategic marketing plans and value propositions of new products and services for industry leaders
  • Proven project management, collaboration and leadership skills
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25%
  • 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.

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