Next Event:
5 Feb Jeddah
6 Feb Riyadh
New seminars by our star trainer Martin Mitchell: Introduction to Investments. Jeddah Feb 5, Riyadh Feb 6. The perfect seminar to get more knowledge about investments: "What do I need to know to start investing myself?" "How can I challenge my banker on the investment strategy?"

Mission and Framework

Educate I Assess I Transform

Family Business Partner promotes sustainable value creation through high impact strategic governance tailored to specific needs of family businesses in a transforming economy.

Know more about our assessment & transformation advisory offering 


Who is Family Business Partner?

About Us

Family businesses form a large portion of the economy, yet, they are faced with enormous challenges to balance family and business needs, to create value and to transform their companies in a rapidly changing environment.


Access to knowledge, advise and networks is crucial to find and apply tailored and sustainable solutions that are aligned with family and business needs. Formulating the right questions, assessing individual needs and finding high impact answers is supported when considering a well balanced mix between local best practices and international top notch expertise.

Family Business Partner work with family businesses to educate, assess and transform through our first class network of experts and a tailored approach to sustainable value creation.


Upcoming Events

  • Digital transformation for family businesses - Roundtable
    The roundtable session focuses on how companies can ensure benefits realization in a digital transformation and how to assess both ROI and maturity. It is for leaders of family businesses who decide on, oversee or lead a potential digital transformation strategy.
  • Next Gen business coaching
    Flexible start dates
    Next gen coaching sessions
    Flexible start dates
    Next gen coaching sessions
    Next gen business coaching session around relevant business topics. Sessions provide a space for the next generation members to discuss and learn from each other in a risk free environment.
  • Strategic governance for directors (delivered by INSEAD)
    Date is TBD
    Location is TBD
    An executive education course that incorporates tools for improved strategy setting and monitoring, delivered by INSEAD Business School, for Board members and directors, managers, owners, chairmen, CEOs.


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Dr. Lama Al Sulaiman

Dr. Lama Al Sulaiman has been Vice Chairwomen of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce since 2009 and is Board Member since 2005. She serves as a Director of her family's business Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al Sulaiman Group and of Rolaco Group.

She is a Board member of the General Entertainment Authority since 2017 and was the Head of the Saudi delegation in the International Labour Organization.


She also served as Board member of Foras Investment in Saudi Arabia, has been a member of the Advisory Board at Coutts & Co since 2014 and served as a Director of Club Méditerranée from 2013 to 2015.

Dr. Al Sulaiman began her career working for the Research Center King Fahad at King AbdulAziz University. She graduated in Biochemical nutrition and has a PhD in Nutrition from King’s College, London University in the UK.

Dr. Christiane Schloderer
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Dr. Christiane Schloderer is the CEO of Growth Partners. She works with owners, boards and management to build scalable businesses. Projects include strategy setting for a family holding, board effectiveness for a JV company or driving strategic initiatives from the board through digitalization.

Christiane is a board member at Rolaco Group, and a member of the Board of Trustees to the German International School in Abu Dhabi.

Prior, she was the CFO for Nokia Al Saudia. She also worked for Siemens and Nokia in corporate finance and turnaround management roles. She coaches digital business strategy at INSEAD. 


Dr. Christiane is a certified director from INSEAD Business School (IDP-C), holds a doctoral degree and an MBA equivalent business degree.


Hilda Bazyan
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Hilda was the Risk Manager at the National Commercial Bank NCB in Jeddah. She also served as the Change Manager in the Strategy Division and as Informatics & Development manager at NCB.

Hilda hold a bachelor degree in computer science from Southeastern Lusiana University, USA.




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