Peter Jaskiewicz was born into a business family in Poland and grew up in Germany. He is a full professor of family business at the Telfer School of Management in Ottawa. His research findings were considered among the most globally influential scholarship on family business in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Peter has presented his findings to members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the United Nations. He is the leader of the Family Enterprise Initiative at Telfer, an associate editor of the leading journal in the field—the Family Business Review – and a frequent speaker at both practitioner and academic conferences. In his advising practice, he supports the development of responsible Next Gen owners and effective Next Gen teams.
His findings on family business have received numerous awards and were considered among the most globally influential scholarship in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Peter has presented his research insights to members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and to employees of the United Nations. In addition, he has also worked with the federal government in Canada. He is an associate editor of the leading journal in the family business field—the Family Business Review—and of the pioneering knowledge-sharing platform—familybusiness.org. He has been a visiting professor at Zhejiang University (China), Sorbonne Business School and University de Nanterre (both France), and King’s College (United Kingdom), and is a frequent keynote speaker at both academic and practitioner conferences. He trains family business professionals on succession planning and, in his advising practice, provides support to the development of responsible Next Gen owners and effective Next Gen teams. He lives with his wife and their two children in Ottawa, Canada.