Read about what LGA Advisors are publishing, teaching and presenting

Happy Chinese New Year

January 22, 2023

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rabbit. When it comes to continuity in Chinese family enterprises tradition and adaptation has its challenges. In today’s article we explore what other family enterprises can learn from other cultures.

The Palgrave Handbook

January 12, 2023

Amazing start to 2023 with a great read published by The Palgrave Handbook of Managing Family Business Groups. LGA Partners, Neus Feliu and Fernanda Jaramillo wrote a chapter titled The Moderating Role of Governance in promoting Transgenerational Entrepreneurship and Value Creation in the Latin Family Business Groups. Read it HERE.

Families Summit of Minds

January 1, 2023

From all of us at LGA, we wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year! November 18, 2022 Families Summit of Minds led by Family  Enterprise Canada in partnership with Monthly Barometer and Family Enterprise Foundation (FEF) has officially begun in beautiful Banff, BC. Devin DeCiantis, Managing Partner at LGA was there to share insights on Managing Risk, Maximizing Opportunity.

The Family Business Magazine

October 30, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Family Business Magazine has selected Pedro Felipe Carvajal, Fourth Generation, CEO of the Carvajal Group, in Cali, Colombia as one of the Family Business CEOs to Watch in 2022. The business leaders selected are non-family and family, blood descendants and married-ins from all over the United States, Canada and Colombia. This is exciting news for the LGA team. Fernanda Jaramillo, Partner at LGA was quoted in the article and said that during the pandemic, “He had to make difficult decisions to keep the company on track; however, he managed to maintain the commitment of his executive team and the morale of the workforce at large.” We invite you to read the full article:

The Family Firm Institute - FFI

October 27, 2022

The conversations on Family Business Enterprise and The Fourth Economy are already underway in Boston at the The Family Firm Institute – FFI Global Conference, hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management

Our LGA Partners are presenting the next two days on the following topics:
➡️ The Demographics of Evolutionary Behavior: Exploring the essential “humanness” of family enterprise leadership and continuity – Kelin Gersick
➡️ Current and Next Generation Family Business Owners Aren´t So Different After All
Neus Feliu and Jon Martinez of ESE Business School University of Los Andes
➡️ Keynote – Family Enterprises Shaping the Future of Society: The Case of Ferrovial
Presenter: @Rafael del Pino Moderated by: Ivan Lansberg, Neus Feliu

Global Family Business Award

September 20, 2022

Congratulations to Organización Carvajal on winning the 2022 Global Family Business Award!  The award was created by IMD in 1996 and recognizes excellence in the art of building and managing a successful, sustainable and well-governed family enterprise. Partnering with IMD in this award are the Scheufele family and FBN-The Family Business Network .
LGA congratulates the Carvajal family, and particularly our Partner Gustavo Adolfo Carvajal Sinisterra for being a role model for family enterprises in Colombia and around the world, both on good business and governance practices, as well as fulfilling its social responsibilities with the communities they interact with. As one of Carvajal’s leaders once said: “ There cannot be a healthy company in a socially ill environment”.

Organizacion Carvajal is a 6th-generation family business founded in Colombia in the early years of XX century, with strong roots in the country and Latin America. 
Learn more about the award:
Watch the inspiring video by Grupo Carvajal:

Harvard Business Review

September 15, 2022

Our Partner Devin DeCiantis just got this piece published on Harvard Business Review : “Building resilience into your family business”.  It includes three simple lessons that can help family business leaders cope with the sustained uncertainty that lies ahead.

Sarah Cox

August 10, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Cox as LGA’s newest Advisor. Sarah is no stranger to LGA, having attended Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. Sarah brings with her an expertise in strategic leadership, organizational development and managing organizational change, talent and succession planning, as well as executive and leadership coaching. She will retain her role of CHRO at L.L. Bean, leading all things family governanceshareholders office,  and coaching family leaders.


July 19, 2022

We are excited to announce that the first edition of our quarterly newsletter was released today. 

LGA’s all-hands quarterly meeting

June 7, 2022

Amazing second day of LGA’s all-hands quarterly meeting with the entire team congregating at Forthlane Partners’ beautiful offices, discussing global trends, family offices and our newest partnership with Galit Philosof (גלית פילוסוף). We are excited about expanding the suite of services we can offer to family business.

Ken Grewal and Martha Simmons, JD, LLM, PhD, ICD.D, thank you for your hospitality!

LGA’s all-hands quarterly meeting

June 6, 2022

Amazing first day of LGA’s first in-person all-hands team meeting since COVID. We spent the day playing with Lego to brainstorm LGA’s strategic direction.  Jacqueline Lloyd Smith from Strategic Play Global guided us through some fun exercises that showcased LGA’s creativity and strategic alignment.


June 1, 2022

We are very excited to host the whole Lansberg, Gersick Advisors team in Toronto for our quarterly meeting next week. We especially look forward to the exchange of ideas on family enterprise business insights.

 Family Enterprise Canada

May 16, 2022

Great event organized by Family Enterprise Canada and proud of Jeff Melanson for being a speaker in the event. Jeff Melanson will facilitate a panel that will discuss best practices for family ecosystem planning.

Tharawat Magazine

May 25, 2022

LGA’s Partner, Neus Feliu, participated in a podcast with Tharawat Magazine, discussing the important insights gained from the “Family Enterprise Global Survey on Generational Perspectives” global study, authored by Esade Lansberg Gersick Advisors (LGA) The John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises Tecnológico de Monterrey HKUST Business School Julius BaerStudies like this create awareness among owners of the challenges they face and spur debates within enterprising families on the relevant topics that need to be discussed.

You can listen to the podcast HERE and read the full study HERE.

LGA is 25!

May 12. 2022

For 25 years we’ve had the privilege of supporting the continuity of family enterprises around the world. We have enjoyed every step of this journey and learned many lessons from our clients and partners along the way.

As we celebrate the end of our first quarter century and enter the next with great energy and  excitement, we wanted to share with you a new and improved LGA Experience: a new name and logo, a new website, and a podcast, LGA Lighthouse. 

Please enjoy reading LGA’s leading insights and research in the field of family business continuity, and don’t forget to subscribe!