About Programme

The programme is designed to enrich your practice and help you cement long-term mutually beneficial relationships with your clients.

The programme will help you gain sophisticated understanding by providing a comprehensive perspective of family, business and ownership systems. It equips you with the necessary skill set to successfully steer through the intricacies and challenges of advising business families.

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Key Learnings

  1. Get a better understanding of family business dynamics and unique challenges and roles of an advisor
  2. Develop skills to counsel clients on the professionalisation of family business
  3. Learn to facilitate the development of ‘Family Constitution’ and family governance structures
  4.  Build capabilities to become a trusted and effective family business advisor

Who should attend?

This programme is ideal for professionals including accountants, attorneys, management consultants, insurance and wealth advisors, who intend to build unique capabilities required to mentor family business clients. Whether you aim to enrich your existing practice by augmenting knowledge on family business or are looking to transform yourself into a specialized family business advisor, this programme equips you with the essential skills required to deal with the complexities of family business and devise thoughtful solutions for your clients.


  1. Understanding the unique challenges faced by family businesses
  2. Developing a business growth strategy by blending business and family resources
  3. Addressing challenges of ‘let go’ and professionalization
  4. Managing challenges of leadership transition and succession management
  5. Developing a family constitution and governance structures
  6. Establishing yourself as a trusted family business advisor


Kavil Ramachandran

Professor Kavil Ramachandran (Ram) is one of the foremost authorities on family business, with over three decades of teaching, research, and consulting experience. His expertise lies in managing the challenges at the interface of governance, professionalisation, and strategy, particularly in rapidly-growing mid-size multi-generational family businesses. Professor Ram is a sought after consultant on the transformation of the family business.

He has prepared several case studies, interacted with various well-known family business leaders and global experts, and has consulted on the transformation of family businesses. He is a frequent speaker to communities of family businesses in India and abroad and writes for popular media regularly.

He is the Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business. His latest book, “The Ten Commandments for Family Business”, is extensively used by family business practitioners in India and outside.