EY 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
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EY Global Next Generation Academy 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
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.
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.
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 2019 season built 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. Six programs were run by EY teams in collaboration with the world’s leading business schools. The 2020 season will launch soon.
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.
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.
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.
About the EY Global Next Generation Network
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#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
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.
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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