SINGAPORE, November 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise, a family firm first established in Hong Kong at the end of the 19th Century, was awarded the 21stannual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award at the 27th Summit of the Family Business Network International (FBN-I) in Suzhou, China.
Awarded by IMD business school, and by Lombard Odier, one of the main private banks in Europe, this prize is regarded by many as the most prestigious for successful global family businesses. The award recognizes firms that are exemplary in uniting family interests with those of the business and in combining tradition and innovation while demonstrating a clear commitment to their local community.
"Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise is a flagbearer for family business excellence and has successfully blended an enduring entrepreneurial spirit with the strong commitment to sustainability, environment, and its many partnerships," said IMD President Dominique Turpin.
Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise is a third-generation family enterprise with highly diversified business that spans across distribution, manufacturing, engineering and mining activities. The company employs over 7,700 people worldwide and generates about US$4.5 billion in sales and, for decades, has been a partner to leading global companies and brands, including Air Liquide, Club Car, Demag, Dyson, Evonik Industries, Kronos, Pentax, Porsche, Toro, Xylem and others.
"Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise is an outstanding company that operates according to the very best practices and offers inspiration to its peers," said Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner of Lombard Odier.
The IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award celebrates its 21st anniversary. Previous winners include LEGO, S.C. Johnson, Hermès, Merck, Firmenich, Bel Group and Bavaria.
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SOURCE IMD International