Marlon Young

Senior Advisor and Associate Partner

Cambridge Family Enterprise Group

Marlon Young is senior advisor and associate partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, a highly specialized international advisory firm serving family enterprises. He is a fellow at Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise, a leading education and research institute dedicated to the significant issues family enterprises face. Both organizations are divisions of Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, a global organization founded in 1989, devoted to helping families achieve multigenerational success for their families, enterprises, and financial wealth.

Based in Vancouver, Mr. Young advises multigenerational family enterprises of diverse sizes, generations, and industries throughout North America, South America, and Asia. He assists family enterprises and family offices in achieving their family, ownership, and organizational goals, with emphasis on sibling partnership and cousin consortium stage enterprises. This includes advising on wealth and portfolio diversification strategies; designing and implementing strategic family offices; effective governance throughout the family enterprise, succession planning, and preparation of the next generation. A seasoned banker experienced in advising entrepreneurs and business owners, he helps families unlock opportunity for family enterprise systems in an integrated fashion across family, business, ownership and wealth issues.

Mr. Young teaches and speaks to family business audiences at education programs and private family meetings around the world.  He lectures on the topics of family business dynamics, family governance, family business succession; and designing and implementing strategic family offices.  He authored the articles “The Missing Link in Many Family Offices is The Family” and “Southeast Asian Business Family Readiness is an Afterthought” (Cambridge Institute of Family Enterprise). He contributes to studies pertaining to single family office at the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise.

Mr. Young has spent his international career in the financial services industry with experience in private banking, corporate banking, and wealth management. For more than 35 years, he held executive positions at two of the world’s largest banks where he grew and led multiple areas of the banks, transformed a number of significant businesses, led global teams, and developed innovative initiatives to better serve clients. For 11 years, Mr. Young was CEO and Regional Head of HSBC Global Private Bank–Americas. Previously, he held leadership roles at Citigroup for 25 years, including at Citi Private Bank, Citicorp Real Estate Group, Citibank Corporate Bank and Smith Barney. His international banking experience included leadership positions based in The Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Mr. Young earned his MBA from the Asian Institute of Management in The Philippines and his BS in education from the University of South Dakota. He is fluent in English and Tagalog, speaks Hokkien Chinese, and has a basic level of fluency in Mandarin.

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