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External consultants coach owner family of biscuit manufacturer Bahlsen

22-Mar-2019

The owner family of the biscuit and confectionery manufacturer Bahlsen is coached by external consultants to ensure the smooth running of the company. In an interview with the magazine "ZEIT für Unternehmer", which was published for the first time, Werner M. Bahlsen, the previous CEO of the company, said: "We have responsibility for 10,000 people, including the families of our employees, the company must not be a playing field for children of entrepreneurs. Bahlsen, who turns 70 on 13 April, announced his retirement from day-to-day business almost a year ago and handed over the reins to a team of four managers.

His daughter Verena Bahlsen (26) said there has been no competition between her and her three siblings so far. However, discussions are inevitable, since family businesses almost automatically trigger discussions. "Several generations have to agree on a lot of money and influence, even though they see the world differently," she said. Her father was "the greatest difficulty" for her: "He is such a role model for me that the fear of disappointing him is enormous." The group with an annual turnover of almost 560 million euros celebrates its 130th anniversary this year./rek/DP/nas (dpa)

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