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December 11, 2008

Suzuki Motor Corp has announced that Osamu Suzuki, the company’s chairman and CEO, will also take over the roles of president and COO following the resignation of Hiroshi Tsuda for health reasons.

Suzuki Motor Corp has announced that Osamu Suzuki, the company’s chairman and CEO, will also take over the roles of president and COO following the resignation of Hiroshi Tsuda for health reasons.

Mr Suzuki, who will shortly turn 79, is married to the daughter of the company’s second president from the founding family. He will be charged with leading the company through the global recession.

At a press conference he said he was in fine health, but admitted that the economic climate meant he was acting beyond the call of many people his age.

August 4, 2008

The Morgan Motor Company, the world’s oldest family car company, has received the backing of John Hutton, the UK Secretary of State for Business and Enterprise.

The Morgan Motor Company, the world's oldest family car company, has received the backing of John Hutton, the UK Secretary of State for Business and Enterprise.

Visiting the company's HQ to cast his eyes over the LIFECar – a low carbon sports car Morgan is developing in collaboration with some of the top universities in the UK – the minister paid tribute to the iconic family business.

July 1, 2008

While investors worry whether to reduce their allocation to real estate and commodities, one segment holds no such concerns. Families in Business showcases investments of passion: from art to wine and everything in between...

While investors worry whether to reduce their allocation to real estate and commodities, one segment holds no such concerns. Families in Business showcases investments of passion: from art to wine and everything in between...

Stamp duty 
Collecting stamps and coins has long been seen as a somewhat geeky hobby, but according to Alberto Bolaffi, the third-generation owner of auction house and collection experts Bolaffi, "philately and numismatics truly are at the heart of collecting."

June 25, 2008

Iconic Japanese business Toyota Motor Corp has announced that Akio Toyoda, the great-grandson of the company’s founder, has been promoted to chairman of the board of directors for Toyota Motor Europe.

Iconic Japanese business Toyota Motor Corp has announced that Akio Toyoda (pictured), the great-grandson of the company's founder, has been promoted to chairman of the board of directors for Toyota Motor Europe. Toyoda, 52, will assume his new position on 1 July in a move that is widely seen as the next step on his road to the company presidency.

September 1, 2005

Bill Ford inherited the mantle created by his great-grandfather Henry. His ability to protect and promote this precious legacy has been tested to the enth degree. He tells Scott McCulloch how he salvaged an ailing firm and why he values the workforce

Bill Ford inherited the mantle created by his great-grandfather Henry. His ability to protect and promote this precious legacy has been tested to the enth degree. He tells Scott McCulloch how he salvaged an ailing firm and why he values the workforce

Bill Ford doesn't see the carmaker that bears his surname as a family business but as a public company that retains the best attributes of a family business. As CEO of the world's second biggest carmaker, Ford says he's working for his children, his grandchildren, and the children of his employees.
 

February 1, 2002

With the recent news that a member of the Ford family is again head of the Ford Motor Company, we look at the history and the issues that have affected the turbulent transitions from its founder, Henry Ford, to the current fourth generation

The news last October that a member of the Ford family would head the Ford Motor Company for the first time in over two decades was greeted like the return of King Arthur. William Clay Ford, Jr, great-grandson of founder Henry Ford, was replacing the unpopular non-family executive Jacques A Nasser as chief executive. At the Ford plant in Dearborn workers cheered their new leader.

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