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Below we introduce the central team members of iFun.

Prof. Dr. Christina Hoon

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Christina Hoon is holder of the endowed chair of family business leadership since its foundation in 2015. As the offspring of a family business, she has since been intensively involved - together with her team - in research, teaching and transfer with relevant issues in this subject area. Since the beginning of 2021, she has also acted as Chair of the iFUn Board of Directors.

Prof. Dr. Fred G. Becker

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Fred Becker is a co-initiator of the foundation and a founding member of the iFUn. From the start date until the beginning of 2021, he led the board of directors. Since January 2021, he has acted as an ordinary member of the iFUn and deputy on the iFUn Board of Directors. For many years, he has been in contact with regional family businesses through various formats (including IUUB Dialogue, OWL.ManagementKolloquium). He is also head of the chair for business administration, in particular personnel, organisation and corporate management. In this context, he is primarily concerned with various issues of human resource management (HRM).

Prof. Dr. Anne Sanders

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Anne Sanders has held the chair for Civil Law, Corporate Law, the Law of Family Businesses and Justice Research since 2018. She has been active in iFUn since the beginning of her career in Bielefeld, currently also as one of the two deputy board members. Among other things, she deals with the law of family businesses, which combines issues of corporate, family and inheritance law.

Dr. Jana Bövers

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Jana Bövers holds a PhD from the Endowed Chair of Leadership in Family Businesses and has served as iFUn's Managing Director since 2022. She is mainly responsible for the iFUn's founder and event management. In her research, she is primarily concerned with the strategic management of family businesses and identity and identification of employees.

Prof. Dr. Kai Bormann

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Kai Bormann has been a junior professor for the management of family businesses from 2017 to 2021. In the Summer semester 2021, he took over the newly created chair "Management for Family Businesses". He deals with a variety of relevant issues.

Dr. Andreas Hettich

Andreas Hettich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and main shareholder of the Hettich Group, has been actively involved in research into the management of and in family businesses as a lecturer and researcher since winter semester 2020/21. He is currently focusing on the crisis resistance of family businesses ("liquidity dilemma") and the relationship between start-ups and family businesses.

Prof. Dr. Hermann Jahnke

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Hermann Jahnke is one of the founding members of iFUn and also served as a founding board member. As a long-standing dean, he also provides strategic support for further development. He is also the initiator and supervisor of the BU2BU programme, an almost unique support programme for students, which is also a contact exchange for regional companies. He holds the chair of "Business Administration, especially Controlling & Production Management".

Prof. Dr. Simon Kempny

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Simon Kempny has held the chair of Public Law and Tax Law since 2018. He has been an active member of iFUn from the very beginning and has also been a board member since 2019. He is also the initiator and organiser of the Ostwestfälisch-Lippischer Steuerkreis e. V. He deals, among other things, with issues of corporate taxation, including the tax treatment of business successions.

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