Arnaud de Coninck: Keeping Family Offices secure | Horizons: Family Office & Investor Magazine | Opalesque
Arnaud de Coninck is Head Partnerships at Trusted Family, an award-winning technology platform serving the world’s leading family offices, family businesses, and private companies. Its technology allows you to connect, communicate and collaborate securely with your family, team members, shareholders and board, from anywhere.
Matthias Knab: Founded by two next-generation entrepreneurs from European business families, Trusted Family has built the industry leading workflow and communications platform for family offices, family businesses and private companies. Arnaud, tell us a bit about your and the Trusted Family’s background.
Arnaud de Coninck: The two co-founders of Trusted Family, Edouard Thijssen and Edouard Janssen and I share a similar background: I am a sixth-generation member of a Belgium company called Solvay, a family business which is listed on the stock market.
Edouard Janssen is a member of my family business and Edouard Thijssen is a member of the family behind the Belgian Aliaxis Group, which is one of the leaders in transport of water and gas and sanitary systems. We all have the same challenges because our families are multigenerational families tied into a network of businesses and other assets, or challenges around the transition from one generation to the next. Transition is an enormous, multi- faceted task, not only how to prepare and educate the next gen in becoming responsible owners but also in having secure and transparent operational systems and processes in place, as well as healthy frameworks about governance and communication.