AUTHORS

Peter Leach

Peter Leach is a partner in Deloitte LLP in the UK and leads the firm’s Family Enterprise Consulting practice.

With over 30 years of experience as a business adviser, teacher and facilitator working with family business owners internationally, he is seen as the ‘founding father’ of family business thinking in the UK.

Peter has worked with hundreds of business families around the world, specialising in assisting multi-generational family businesses on governance issues. Clients appreciate Peter’s determination to help them resolve their issues, his depth and breadth of experience within the field, and his ability to balance commercial issues with family dynamics.

Peter is the author of Family Businesses: The Essentials, and has written a number of other books on the subject, some of which have been published in several languages. He is also frequently quoted in the UK national and international press and lectures at business schools and universities all over the world.

Peter holds the post of Adjunct Professor in Family Business at Imperial College London. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the UK Institute for Family Business, and is a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute of the USA, the international body for family business advisers. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having previously been a senior partner for 25 years at BDO, one of the world’s largest accountancy firms.

In 2010, Peter was awarded the Family Business Place Red Ribbon Award for his outstanding contribution to the field of family business. In 2011 Peter was awarded the Richard Beckhard Award from the Family Firm Institute which recognises outstanding contribution to the field of family business practice and in 2013 he was named Family Business Advisor at the STEP Private Client Awards.

When he is not dealing with family businesses, Peter can usually be found on a boat.

 

Tatwamasi Dixit

Tatwamasi Dixit, a successful family business adviser by profession, specialises in working with business families.

Tatwamasi has been researching and teaching different aspects of Vedic science and Vedic management for more than 20 years. He is internationally recognised for his knowledge and application of the ancient Indian wisdom of the Vedas as well as modern day business models and management practices. He has mastered the integration of Vedic principles with Contemporary Psychology and Business Management.

In particular, Tatwamasi’s outstanding talent and contribution was recognised when he was awarded the ‘Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman’, in 2007, by the President of India for his work on the ‘synergy between modernity and tradition’. He is often invited to speak at conferences and institutions around the world on Vedas and family business management. Tatwamasi founded FABRIC (Family Business Research International Centre), a boutique consulting firm, offering family business advisory services and coaching to family business entrepreneurs.

Tatwamasi advises on succession planning, family business governance, articulating the family charter and constitution, professionalising the family business, conflict resolution and communication, leadership development and strategic advice. Depending on the underlying complexity of the relationships and family business challenges, he crafts an appropriate unique solution for transformation and harmony.

In addition, Tatwamasi draws on his extensive experience of commercial and management practice to help family businesses to work on balancing and blending family and business priorities. This unusual combination of experiences, exceptional insight and intuition has helped him to become a successful family business adviser helping families and businesses to manage growth, change and transitions.

Tatwamasi has been successfully working with business families across the globe for more than a decade in multi-cultural environments. He brings the rich experience of working with multi-generational families globally.

Tatwamasi is a talented natural mediator and facilitator. His intensive studies and training have enabled him to develop a deep understanding of people, relationships and structure. He uses this to help individuals explore their identity.

Tatwamasi weaves a fabric of togetherness between family members and business professionals allowing renewal and re-generation of emotional bonds. He firmly believes that the foundation of any successful family business is a successful family.