Tom Rüsen

Tom Rüsen graduated at the University of Witten/Herdecke and subsequently gained a PhD in Business Management at the same institution.

After graduating, he became a consultant at one of Germany's biggest industrial groups. In 2004, he turned to independent consultancy, working with various family businesses. Since 2008, he is General Manager of The Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) at the University of Witten/Herdecke, the biggest and oldest German university conducting research into family businesses.

His career as scholar and consultant has focused on: conflict resolution; succession coaching; the development of family business governance.

Tom is a Family Business Knowledge associated partner.