Christian W. E. Haub to Receive IFBE Family Business Legacy Award

Haub's keynote to focus on balancing stewardship and entrepreneurial risk-taking in family businesses

Saturday, September 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 23, 2017) — As the 20th anniversary of the naming of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) approaches, SJU's Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship (IFBE) will recognize Christian W.E. Haub, the current co-chief executive officer of the family- operated Tenglemann Group, with the Family Business Legacy Award. The son of Erivan K. Haub, — who is known for his longtime generous support of Saint Joseph’s business education — will receive the award on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Mandeville Hall’s Wolfington Teletorium.

Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of HSB, credits the Haub family with helping to raise the profile of the school. “The Haub family name has given our business school instant name recognition throughout Europe,” he says. “The Haubs are a well-respected family in international business, and the school follows their success," DiAngelo says.

Part of the Family Business Legacy Speaker Series, Haub’s presentation, "Pivot to Profit: Key Insights for Maintaining Your Core Business Values While Exploring New Growth Opportunities" will focus on balancing stewardship and entrepreneurial risk-taking in a family business. The series provides a forum for family businesses and the entrepreneurial community to discuss with industry experts the best methods to take a family business to the next stage of development.

Haub, who leads the Tengelmann Group in Germany with his brother, Karl-Erivan, is the third recipient of the Legacy award. One of the world’s largest family owned, diversified retail and investment companies, The Tengelmann Group has activities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Tengelmann’s operations and investments encompasses a portfolio of more than 50 companies worldwide generating combined revenues in excess of $20 billion. Christian is a member of the fifth generation running the Tengelmann Group. He also serves as Chairman and President of Emil Capital Partners overseeing Tengelmann’s retail operations, real estate and investment activities in the Americas. Emil Capital Partners invests in early stage consumer businesses in North America, with a special focus on consumer products in the healthy lifestyle space, as well as investments in digital media, sustainable clothing and consumer technology solutions. Christian also serves as the Chief Family Officer for the Tengelmann Group overseeing the activities of the family office, including family engagement, next generation development and investment management.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Haub spent his childhood growing up in Germany, and graduated from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria. He currently serves on several boards of directors including the IFBE, the Metro Inc. supermarket chain, Boston College and the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Brian Brogan, IFBE director, says the Haub family is one that IFBE members can admire. “The success that the Haub family has attained through the work of multiple generations is undeniable,” he says. “Their legacy is a gold standard for the entrepreneurial families we serve.”

Doors will open for the event at 11 a.m., with a reception and networking session at 11:30 a.m. The program with a question and answer period are scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m. The event is free to IFBE members, and $40 for the general public. Registration is required.


About the IFBE Family Business Legacy Speaker Series: The Family Business Legacy Speaker Series is an exclusive opportunity for the family business and entrepreneurial community to gather and discuss hot topics and best practices with thought leaders, brand icons and industry experts. The series encourages participants to anticipate and prepare for the next stage of development in their family business, to consider the impact of decisions, celebrate shared values and chart the course for future success.

About the SJU Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship: The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship (IFBE) at Saint Joseph’s University is the region’s only university-based program that provides family businesses the support, guidance and tools necessary to increase  long-term competiveness, ownership prosperity and family unity. IFBE combines best-in-class executive education, unique experiential learning programs and applied research to cultivate a robust network of peers and trusted advisors, and  promote successful transitions from one generation to the next. IFBE programming is back by the nationally-ranked Haub School of Business and uses a deliberate process for engaging families. For more information, visit To learn about annual membership, call 610-660-2220.

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