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François M. de Visscher, a native of Belgium, has been an active financial and governance advisor to business owning families for over 30 years, mostly in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. In 1990, he founded de Visscher & Co., one of the world’s leading independent financial consulting firms for family and closely-held companies. Prior to opening his own firm, he was a partner at Smith Barney, where he founded and ran Wall Street’s first Family Business Group. Experiencing the growing desire of Single Family Offices for direct co-investments with other families, de Visscher & Co. developed in 2010 “Family Capital Partners” as a network of Single Family Offices to make direct co-investments with other families. (“Families Investing in Families®”.)
Mr. de Visscher is a former director, active owner and family office vice-chairman of his family’s fifth generation global enterprise, N.V. Bekaert S.A, headquartered in Belgium.
Mr. de Visscher is Honorary Consul of Belgium in the United States and serves as Chairman of The Society of Friends of Belgium in America.
This post was written by Cassie Ehrhart