Ivan Lansberg grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Venezuela. He has consulted with complex family businesses in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe. Middle East and Latin America, and has made significant contributions to the understanding of family business governance and succession. He was one of the founders of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and the first editor of its professional journal, the Family Business Review.
After receiving B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, Ivan taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Business. He became a professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Organization and Management for seven years before going into consulting. His latest book, “Succeeding Generations,” published by Harvard Business School Press, has been widely praised as a landmark work.
Ivan is a frequent speaker at family business programs organized by universities and industry groups. He is on the faculty of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He and his wife Margarita live in Guilford, CT, have two sons, and are the proud grandparents of twin granddaughters.