The Levant Family Business Podcast – Formalizing The Board Of Directors

Episode 1 – Benefits and pitfalls of setting up a family business board of directors.

Did you know that 72% of US-based family business have a formal board of directors? Estimates suggest that in the Middle East the percentage of family businesses with a formal board of directors is significantly lower than this.
Setting up a board of directors is a clear signal of strong governance practices in both family owned and non-family owned companies. However, setting up a board of directors is not an easy thing to do.

– What advantages can a board of directors bring to the family business?
– What are the challenges of setting up a formal board?
– What are the steps you can take to establish a board of directors? 
Hosted by Cherine Debbas – co-founder of AGW Family Business Advisory and Farida El Agamy – General Manager of The Tharawat Family Business Forum, episode 1 creates a dialogue to explore this relevant topic.
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