Virtual Masterclass: How to Solve Conflicts in Business Families

with Professor Dr Maurizio Andolfi

• Part 1 – Friday, 05 November 2021 (9.30am to 12.30pm MYT) •
• Part 2 – Friday, 12 November 2021 (9.30am to 12.30pm MYT) •

In this Masterclass, Prof Maurizio Andolfi will outline the major conflicts that could emerge in Business Families. According to Roy Williams and Vic Preisser (The future of estate planning, 2010), 70% of estates loose their assets and family harmony following the transition of the estate.

Prof Andolfi will focus on the intergenerational conflicts and emotional cut-off that can emerge between the first generation (the creator/s) and the second generation (the children). Siblings conflicts and rivalry in the passage of leadership and responsibility from one generation to another will be explored too. Then, the focus will shift on the grandchildren and their difficulty-inability to manage the wealth passed down to them by their grandparents and parents, threatening the continuation of family legacies.The danger that love and affection can be confused with money and wealth is always present in Business Families.


Participants at this workshop will learn how to identify different conflicts in business families and how to solve them, favoring trust and collaboration among family members in order to make the business successful and the family relationships harmonious and healthy.

Open to FBN Members and their Families
We would encourage the whole business family eco-system involving siblings
and multi-generational family members to attend this Masterclass


  • INTERGENERATIONAL CONFLICTS that can emerge between one generation to another
  • SIBLINGS CONFLICT AND RIVALRY in the passage of leadership and responsibility
  • GRANDCHILDREN DIFFICULTY/INABILITY to manage the wealth coming from previous generations
  • LOVE and MONEY; the risk to be confused in Business Families


FBN Members & Families: MYR 500 per participant

Malaysia Members: waived up to 2 participants per family*
(Sudsidized by FBNA Malaysia Country Committee)
3rd participant onwards: MYR 500 per participant

Invited FBNA Guests: MYR 1,200 per participant

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Once registered, you are confirmed for both PART 1 & PART 2 of the MASTERCLASS using the same Zoom dial-in.

Professor Dr. Maurizio Andolfi, born in 1942, is internationally renowned as a Master Family Therapist. Trained initially as a child psychiatrist, he lived in New York City in the early 70’s where he worked extensively in the South Bronx, and later in South Philadelphia with disadvantaged families of different ethnic groups. During his time in the USA, Andolfi studied in a number of prestigious family therapy institutes, including the Family Studies Section of Bronx State Hospital, the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic with Salvador Minuchin and Jay Haley, as well as studying with Carl Whitaker in the following years.

Dr. Andolfi is Professor of Psychology at La Sapienza (University of Rome), Director of the Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome, Italy, and Editor-in-Chief of the Italian family therapy journal: Terapia Familiare. In 1999 he received the Special Contribution to Marital and Family Therapy award given by the American Association of Marital & Family Therapy. He was the Co-Founder of the European Family Therapy Association and the past-President of the Italian Family Therapy Society. In 2016 Dr. Andolfi received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Family Therapy Association.

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Please contact FBN Asia Malaysia Representative
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