EY Global Next Generation

EY helps to unlock ambition in the next generation of family enterprise leaders through EY NextGen Academy and EY Next Generation Network.

EY NextGen Academy

Request more information about this exclusive program for the next generation of entrepreneurial and family enterprises.

EY Global Next Generation is a market leading program helping to unlock ambition in the next generation of family business leaders and professionals.

Participants learn through the combined knowledge of top international business schools and universities, practical experience and advice from EY while also making valuable, life-long connections with peers and leading entrepreneurs from across the world.

About the EY NextGen Academy

Academy approach

To succeed for generations, family businesses need an entrepreneurial spirit that not only transfers core values and principles of ownership but also creates future opportunities to deliver true innovation, as well as financial and social value. In this framework, members of the next generation often find themselves seeking the right individual path in business and ownership succession.

We created the EY NextGen Academy more than 10 years ago to find strategies for these types of challenges. Over the past decade, we have welcomed participants from 70 countries.

Academy concept

With the EY NextGen Academy, we have established a range of unique and exclusive one-week training events that help the next generation to explore their potential and introduce them to the challenges of running a family business.

Program details

The EY NextGen Academy addresses the main issues involved in keeping entrepreneurship alive within a family business and helping it succeed for generations to come. The program is structured to support individual dimensions of success, whether the participants are looking to take on operational roles in their family business, engage in an ownership role or both.

The 2020 season builds on our long track record of running the EY NextGen Academy in different parts of the world, with a lineup that is more impressive than ever before. Seven programs will be run by EY teams in collaboration with the world’s leading business schools.

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  • First Program - Discover your potential

    • 26 July – 1 August 2020, Ashridge Hult Business School, London/Hertfordshire, UK
    • 9 - 15 August 2020, INSEAD, Singapore

    Our First Program offers 18- to 22-year-olds in entrepreneurial business families the opportunity to discover their personal assets and interests, find out how to implement and complete a corporate initiative, and get an introduction into the special characteristics associated with their family businesses. They also have a chance to explore their strengths, weaknesses and business potential.

  • Advanced Program - Develop your talent

    • 12 - 18 July 2020, London Business School, London, UK

    Our Advanced Program offers 22- to 27-year-olds in family businesses the opportunity to build on their business acumen and entrepreneurial talents. In addition, they will acquire insights related to family business from an ownership perspective.

    Participants will have already acquired sound knowledge in their field of study and have been introduced to a professional working environment, so this program will give them the chance to recognize and apply practical options and global leading practices to their operation within their family business, outside of their family business, or both.

  • Excellence Program - Turn innovation into value

    • 5 – 11 July 2020, Waseda University Research Institute of Business Administration, Tokyo, Japan
    • 19 – 25 July 2020, Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Our Excellence Program offers 27- to 35-year-old family business leaders the opportunity to learn how to create value innovation while following sound governance. Participants will engage in open dialogue with exceptional entrepreneurs, benefit from the latest research and teaching excellence of academics, and share the practical experience of EY professionals.

    Through stimulating topics and in-depth discussions with peers and experts from around the world, they will address the quest for innovative approaches, personal vision creation and problem-solving strategies.

  • Board Professional Program – Lead by example

    • 24 – 27 September 2020, INSEAD, San Francisco and 5 – 8 November, INSEAD, Fontainebleau

    The EY NextGen Academy Board Professional Program offers current and future family enterprise board members the chance to explore traditional governance topics while preparing for a future shaped by innovation and disruption. The program helps participants professionalize their approach to serving on boards, advising the management team and bringing value to ownership.
    Age group: 30-40+

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Wavespace – Learning in an innovative environment

With 20 EY wavespace locations around the world, we are able to provide a collaborative and immersive experience proven to unlock creativity and enhance innovative thinking.

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Family Enterprise – Unlocking ambition for family-owned businesses

As trusted advisors to some of the world’s most entrepreneurial family enterprises, we have the experience, authority and know-how to help families unlock their ambition and grow from generation to generation.

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About the EY Global Next Generation Network

Stay connected and be at the foreground of change and innovation

#EYNextGen Network Benefits

After participating in an EY NextGen Academy, you’ll join a powerful network of accomplished young professionals with access to programs and special experiences that will build your knowledge, enhance your skills and challenge your thinking.

  • Access to an 850 member global community of your peers, with 70 nationalities represented
  • An invitation to participate in the exclusive EY NextGen Leaders program at the Strategic Growth Forum™, held in Palm Springs, California
  • An invitation to join the NextGen Leaders program and top country entrepreneurs at EY World Entrepreneur of The Year™ in Monaco
  • Special pricing for NextGen Academy programs
  • An invitation to the EY NextGen reunion, the annual gathering of network members from around the world
  • The opportunity to be recognized for your achievements through the annual EY NextGen Awards
  • Access to EY knowledge and special reports on entrepreneurship and family business
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The EY NextGen Award

Congratulations to Carla Venesio, Banca del Piemonte, for being named EY NextGen Award Winner 2019

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Recognizing entrepreneurial endeavors and achievements of the global next generation

The EY NextGen Award is a platform for EY NextGen Network members and global next generation leaders to showcase their entrepreneurial endeavors and leadership achievements. An independent judging panel reviews the applications and selects the award recipient.

The EY NextGen Award recipient receives an invaluable opportunity to join an EY NextGen Leaders program. The EY NextGen Leaders Program is a powerful opportunity for EY NextGen Network members and next generation professionals to meet and learn from influential market leaders, bond with peers from around the world, and expand personal and professional networks.

  • Previous NextGen award winners

    Winner 2018: Christian van Megen; Digitization GmbH, Germany

    Winner 2017: Christina Suriadjaja; Travelio.com, Indonesia

    Winner 2016: Daniela Pillhofer and Peter Honegger; Newcomer Wines, UK

    Winner 2015: Andreia Quercia; Sol Panamby Group, Brazil

    Winner 2014: Akbar Sheikh; Sheikh Holdings, UK

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