Guillermo Salazar

Senior Advisor and Associate Partner

Cambridge Family Enterprise Group

Guillermo Salazar is a senior advisor and associate partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, a highly specialized international advisory firm serving family enterprises. Cambridge Advisors and Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise, an education and research institute, are divisions of Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, a global organization founded in 1989. It is devoted to helping families and ownership groups navigate the new economy and achieve multigenerational success for their families, enterprises, and financial wealth.

Mr. Salazar is an advisor to family enterprises on the governance models and strategies required for successful family governance and leadership succession. He advises on issues of family relationships and conflict resolution, family governance, and next generation development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Salazar was a member of the management team for his family’s second-generation family business. He has also served as a board member for privately held family enterprises in the U.S. and Latin America.

Mr. Salazar speaks to family enterprises at education programs and private family meetings around the world. He teaches at the Instituto Nexia in Barcelona, Spain and the Centro de Empresas Familiares de la UDEM in Monterrey, Mexico. Mr. Salazar is active in the Family Firm Institute (FFI), the preeminent association for family enterprise professionals. In 2015, he was the recipient of the FFI International Award. He is author of the books Empresas Familiares (Clemente, 2001), Manual de la Empresa Familiar (CCB, 2008), A Road to Triumph in Family Business (Legeris, 2021), La Sucesión (Legeris 2021), and Genogramas en la Empresa Familiar (Legeris, 2022).

Mr. Salazar earned his Master’s degrees in Family Business Management from the Universitat Politècnica in Catalunya, Spain and in Construction from the Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela. He earned a degree in Systemic Family Therapy from the Universidad de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain and his bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in 1996 in Caracas, Venezuela.

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