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World Family Office Forum | Europe

Ulrich Schmid-Maybach

Founder & President, The Wilhelm & Karl Maybach Foundation

Maybach guided the successful company IPO in 2007 of what had been the original Maybach Motorworks, and subsequently diversified into real estate and technology forming strong connections to founders, and investment opportunities across the globe, with a particular nexus in Silicon Valley. He established the Maybach Foundation, which acknowledges the humble origins of his great grandfather the orphaned Wilhelm Maybach designer of the first Mercedes and promotes mentoring to achieve social and economic good. The Foundation is also building a Maybach archive and heritage showroom in the Maybach Motorworks hometown of Friedrichshafen, Germany. Maybach is cofounder of the official Maybach Icons of Luxury accessory brand with its growing number of global iconic boutiques, and 500+ resellers worldwide. Maybach served as ambassador for the reinvigorated Maybach automotive brand since its inception in 1997. He has a master’s degree in international business with a focus on US – German relations and is a featured speaker at various family office and private wealth conferences worldwide, where he shares insights on building and sustaining the family brand. This topic is of profound interest to both well-established multi-generational family offices and the emerging ones from the global tech and start-up communities.

Legacy & Leadership: Navigating the Nuances of Family Business in Modern Times

3rd June | 09:10 - 09:50

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