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Ownership and Management

Investors have backed the second-generation chief executive of Otsuka Kagu in a feud with her father, who wanted her ousted from the family business.

A third-gen of South Korean conglomerate LG Group appears to have cracked the glass ceiling at her family’s business, becoming the first female family member appointed to top management.

Italian confectioner Michele Ferrero, who created Kinder eggs and Ferrero Rocher for his eponymous family business, died over the weekend, aged 89. 

Leadership has been passed on to a non-family executive this week in a surprise announcement at Canadian family business Bombardier, as the company posts a big loss for the fourth quarter.

A measure introduced by the Italian government to incentivise partial listing of family businesses and encourage long-term shareholdings has been amended after institutional investors raised concerns that it unfairly benefited controlling shareholders.

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