A fruitful and productive year of diverse activities has been completed by the Sheikh Saoud bin Khalid bin Khalid Al-Qassimi Chair in Family Business. The period from September 2016 to August 2017 was the first full academic year allowing our agenda to be unfolded in multiple strands following the three main pillars – research, teaching, and knowledge transfer – that were defined by Prof. Rodrigo Basco in pursuit of academic and research excellence. The past year yielded a number of substantial achievements in line with the Chair’s mission that we are pleased to share in this annual report.