Dear EFB friends,


It is with great sadness that we announce that our dear Founder and Honorary President, Mr Mariano Puig, has passed away today at the age of 93.


Mr. Puig was a second generation member of the Puig family and former president of Puig, the multinational fashion, perfumery and cosmetics company. Born in Barcelona in 1927, he was married and has four sons and one daughter.


At EFB, we will always remain grateful for his support and dedication to our cause since the very foundation of this federation in 1997, and send our deepest condolences to his family members and friends, together with the respect and recognition of the whole community of European business owners. Those who knew him will always remember him as a  great man, a leader, a friend, and a true visionary, who always treated everyone with great affection. His passion will continue to inspire us, our families, our businesses and our community for many generations to come. His elegant manners, taste for the details and diplomacy skills have definitely set the basis of what EFB is now.  


Our thoughts and sympathy go also to our Spanish friends of Instituto de la Empresa Familiar, who have also lost a beloved member, founder and former President.


For those of you who want to share a personal remembrance or address words to the family, you may write to the following email address:  All messages will be transmitted to the family in due course. If you prefer to send a letter, please write to the address Exea Empresarial SL, c/ Entenza 325, 9ª planta, 08029 Barcelona, Spain.

With best regards,

The EFB-Team.