Center for Family Enterprise
A Nordic center of excellence for family office and family enterprise with global impact.
Offer a leading academic platform for research, education, and collaborations with a focus on family office and family enterprises.
The center’s guiding principles are captured through our LENS: Long-term thinking with an Entrepreneurial mindset, a Nordic focus and with Sustainability at its heart.
The Center was launched in 2022 and it was made possible thanks to a donation from SEB to install the SEB Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Business. In addition to SEB, the Center for Family Enterprise is supported by five Nordic family offices, family enterprises and foundations: Salenia (Salén, Sweden), Ferd (Andresen, Norway), Virala (Ehrnrooth, Finland), Topsoe (Topsøe, Denmark) and HMP Foundation (Söderström, Sweden)
Sarah Jack is the Jacob and Marcus Wallenberg Professor of Innovative and Sustainable Business Development at the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology.
Jennie Fahlström, PhD Candidate
The center is supported by an Advisory Board that meets once a year. The Advisory Board consists of:
William Paus, Deputy CEO and Head of PWM&FO, SEB
Johan H Andresen, Ferd
Alexander Ehrnrooth, Virala
Jakob Topsøe, Topsoe
Staffan Salén, Salenia
Martin HP Söderström, HMP Foundation
Magnus Mähring, House of Innovation, Stockholm School of Economics
In addition to the founding team, the Center for Family Enterprise engages scholars, industry experts. Our affiliates include researchers from the House of Innovation, SSE and other universities and organizations.