Who we are


The Center of Family Business was established by three parties, the Péter Horváth Foundation (Péter Horváth Stiftung), the Foundation for Family Businesses (Stiftung Familienunternehmen) and by the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2016 December and started its operation in 2017.

Our mission is to balance and energize the corporate, management, and family aspects of Family Owned Businesses to help them grow successfully. The Center provides its research, educational activity and event management for the whole Hungarian and international family business community irrespectively of age and industry.

About the founders:

Corvinus University of Budapest is a research university oriented towards education in Budapest, Hungary. Its main mission is to maintain an international standard of value creation and transmission in the form of teaching, research and consulting activities. The university seeks to strengthen its international presence by utilizing all potential opportunities for cooperation in international education and research. In line with its mission the university is highly committed to host the new center by providing all the facilities and networks, which is necessary for the operation of the Center.

The main purpose of the Foundation for Family Businesses is to provide support and information as well as a platform for the sharing of ideas about family businesses in Europe. They organize conferences, support scientific researches and strive to introduce and present the interests of family businesses – that was the main reason they took part in the establishment and long-term support of the Center.

Péter Horváth-Foundation fulfills its main purpose through promoting application-oriented research in the field of economics, supporting contemporary and modern fine arts in the field of art and promoting relations between Germany and Hungary in the field of international understanding. By supporting CFB Péter Horváth-Foundation committed to enforce scientific research on family businesses, to build social and economic relations and to familiarize the Hungarian actors with international experience.