Roberto Flören is the first person in the Netherlands to be appointed as Professor of Family Business. Professor Flören has held the Chair of Family Business and Business Transfer at Nyenrode since 2002. His research focuses on family business, the world’s dominant form of enterprise. As an active member of the Nyenrode Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance and Stewardship he teaches family business in a large number of executive programs, among which the Private Wealth Management Program, the New Board Program and the Commissarissencyclus. Furthermore, he has served as Head of Faculty from 2011 until 2016.
Born and raised in a family business himself, he started a long-term research program on family businesses in 1992. His special interests relate to the interaction between the family, business and ownership systems within the family business. The results of the studies are, among others, used in the Nyenrode degree programs and executive courses. Many of the results have also resulted in a large number of (international) publications.
The main sponsor of his work is NPM Capital. Roberto received his Bachelor’s degree from Nyenrode Business Universiteit and his MBA from the University of Florida (minor in Finance). His PhD thesis Crown Princes in the Clay deals with succession issues in the succession of family farms. Furthermore, he serves a chairman or a member of several non-executive boards of Dutch family businesses.