5th Aster Summer Camp for Emerging Leaders of Family Businesses

Friday, June 24 – Wed. June 29, 2022
An Exclusive Private Villa in Denmark
Limited to 12 emerging leaders aged 18 – 40

Back after two years of the COVID break, an exclusive program has been designed for Emerging Leaders who are custodians of family businesses. Design thinking learning sessions, peer learning, collaboration, and activities.

Regardless of age, gender, industry, and country, emerging leaders of family businesses face similar challenges:

  • Smooth succession planning in the businesses and family matters
  • Growing responsibilities of wealth custodians with complex compliance issues and social responsibility
  • Balancing personal aspirations and family expectations
  • Challenges of following the steps of founders and being in the shadow of a giant
  • Enjoying life and responsibilities

The program provides an opportunity to share experiences and insights from peers who are in a similar situation. We learn the latest management trend design thinking and apply it to what is important for us whether it is the family business, a start-up, impact project, or personal life. It’s an opportunity to take 5 full days off and focus on personal development, strategy, learning, and development.

Every Summer, Aster Coop, a cooperative family office for family-owned businesses, organizes an exclusive Summer camp for the emerging leaders, the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses. Globally there is a wave of generational change happening in family-owned businesses as baby boomer generations who are now 60 years and older are preparing for the transition to the next phase in life, mentoring and advising. We focus on topics that are relevant to them, how to be a responsible custodian of wealth. More wealth means more responsibilities, not just personally but also socially.

A majority of the world’s wealth is created by family-owned businesses. Today family-owned businesses are recognized as important and dynamic participants in the world economy. About 90 percent of businesses worldwide are family-owned or controlled. New business is fueled by family involvement. 85 percent of start-ups worldwide are established with family money. That’s why nurturing and sustaining family-owned businesses are important.

Denmark is known for its high-quality design and architecture. We will learn design thinking, an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding. At the same time, Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods. The participants will apply it to their current work or projects and learn by doing.

  • What is design thinking and why is it is effective?
  • Design thinking for business strategy
  • Design thinking for entrepreneurship
  • Designing thinking for the greater good
  • Applying design thinking to my life

At the end of program, participants will achieve the following:

At the end of program, participants will achieve the following:

  • A project plan draft done using design thinking framework and tools and feedback received to finalize
  • A clear plan for life balancing personal aspirations, family needs and social expectations
  • A peer group to support the journey
  • Shared experiences to take home and share with others consulting, Wealth Preservation & Impact Investment. Practice responsible capital.

Speakers include:

Leah Zveglich
CEO, Aster Coop, USA Founder/CEO of Aster Coop
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She has a passion for family-owned businesses and spent the last 23 years working with them globally. She specializes in succession planning and successor development.

Mohammad Alduaij
CEO, Alea Global Group, Kuwait
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An old trading family from Kuwait and Alea Global Group is a single-family office. Mohammad became CEO of the family office in 2008, successfully managing a transition from his father, his brother, and him. He delicately balances his family’s responsibilities with his own projects and passion.

Nazma Sylvia M Nielsen
CEO, Rentalzone
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Redesigning how people connect. Happy environment, love, and laughter combined with unique experiences of living and style. loves buying redesigning and remodeling old for new often working from ground to finish and with environmental concerns.

The camp has been organized by Aster Coop, a cooperative for family-owned businesses, provides family office services including Succession Planning, Business consulting, Wealth Preservation & Impact Investment. Practice responsible capital.


  • Age 18 – 40, a member of family-owned businesses.
  • $5,400 per person, all-inclusive (accommodation, meals, snacks, program, and activities). Flights to and from Copenhagen, alcoholic beverages, and any other personal consumption items are your responsibility. If you have any dietary restrictions or health concerns, please let us know in advance.
  • We recommend participants be fully vaccinated before attending the program. We take the COVID safety precautions recommended by WHO, CDC, and other agencies.

Email Bianca Biagini at Bianca@AsterCoop.com
Tel/WhatsApp +1 (203) 868-0673
or nazmanielsen@gmail.com
Tel +44 (79) 8070-9335

View the digital flyer here.