FAB – Families and Business
We provide the best platform for Families in Business to connect with peers to exchange ideas. We provide an environment for the Families to learn from each other and foster peer-to-peer best practices. Much of this learning takes place when the experiences are shared and knowledge exchanged with the confidence that FAB is a non-solicitation platform.
A Family Business grows only when there are a meaningful exchange and acceptance of ideas between the family members at all generational levels. FAB is the nucleus around which such exchanges take place with the top-talent experts and professionals from India and around the world steer the discussions.
The knowledge and experience residing in Family Business Owners and professionals is shared through webinars, workshops, seminars, conclaves and conferences.
The objective of what we do is to empower the Family Business Owners to grow their businesses, successfully, for generations to come.
Sonu Bhasin is the Founder of FAB – Families And Business. She is also the Editor – in – Chief of the Families & Business magazine. Her full profile can be seen at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonu-bhasin-7b55727/
Sonu Bhasin is one of the early and senior women professionals in the industry. In her career of over 30 years, she has set up and managed large businesses, and diverse teams, across financial and non-financial sectors in India and overseas.
Sonu has led various businesses in senior leadership positions during her corporate career. She began as a TAS (Tata Administrative Service) Officer with the Tata Group and spent 13 years with the Group before becoming a Banker. As a Banker, she was a Director at ING Barings, President Axis Bank, Group President Yes Bank before going back to the Tatas as COO Tata Capital Limited.
Sonu is an Independent Director on Boards of well known domestic and multinational companies.
Sonu now focuses on Family Businesses and is the Founder of FAB – Families And Business, an Advisory Firm for Family Business Owners that works towards creating awareness of matters of family, which when overlooked or not addressed, can bring down running businesses. FAB works with the Patriarchs and the Inheritors of family businesses through its outreach programmes – Workshops and Seminars. The outreach to the gen-next is carried out by a regular interaction with students in Business Schools. These include running specially designed semester courses for family businesses for students.
As a Banker she helped many Family Business Owners work their way successfully within the family related complexities. She has seen small Family Businesses grow to be large and successful while on the other side she has also seen successful Family Businesses failing to perpetuate. Therefore, she understands what it takes for a Family Business to prosper as well as the frustration that Owners go through when they are unable to find answers to family problems which prevent their businesses from prospering and perpetuating. She has the experience of working with Family Business Owners and helping them to settle matters for their betterment. Some of the areas in which she has personal expertise are: looking at the Family Business through the prism of Family dynamics; bringing the Inheritors to the Business; organizing the Governance of the Business and the Family; dealing with cultural issues in the Families. It is with this deep insight that she leads the team at FAB to get the Families to focus on matters of family that have a direct bearing on their Business.
Today, Sonu is the Editor -in- Chief of Families & Business magazine – India’s only stand-alone dedicated magazine that addresses the concerns of multi-generational Family Businesses in India and overseas. In the soft format the magazine goes out to over 2 million individuals in India and overseas. There is also a quarterly print edition of the magazine.
Sonu’s book The Inheritors – Stories of Entrepreneurship and Success, published by Penguin Random House has won critical acclaim both in India and overseas. The Foreword for the book has been written by Mr. Anand Mahindra. The Inheritors is a behind-the-scene look at the business families that own and control some of the most prominent and big Indian business houses. The stories of each business and its owner focus on the culture, family politics, business rivalries and ego battles within each family. Overall, The Inheritors is a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Family Business Owners.
Juggi Bhasin is a leading and bestselling author of thrillers – spy and geo-political thrillers, murder-mystery thrillers and psychological thrillers. He is also the author of AGENT RANA – a graphic spy thriller serialised, daily, in all editions of The Times of India newspaper. His five books – The Terrorist, The Avenger, Blood Song, Bollywood Deception and Fear Is The Key have all been published by Penguin Random House and are among the best sellers in their genre.
Juggi is a former television journalist with many landmark coverages to his name. He is one of the very few Indian TV journalists who have been to North Korea on an assignment. As the Leader of the Doordarshan TV Team, he had the world-exclusive footage of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. This footage was used by the world media thereafter. In his TV career he was part of the launch team of Lok Sabha TV.
Juggi is also a trained behavioural counsellor and has counselled hundreds of people across matters of relationships, emotions, self-doubt. His writing incorporates his experiences and learnings from his roles as a journalist, a counsellor and even as a theatre actor.
He has been a pioneer in many things that he has done. For example, he was part of the first ever batch of TV journalists in India selected by the national broadcaster (in 1987) and was trained to report and anchor. Much later, he was part of the launch team for Lok Sabha TV, a pioneering concept in broadcasting the proceedings of the Parliament live. And later, his first book, THE TERRORIST, was among the first geo-political thrillers in the country. Currently he is part of yet another pioneering series. AGENT RANA is the first ever thriller graphic series specially created for a national newspaper. Agent Rana is published in all editions of The Times of India every day and is in the process of becoming a cult series.