What needs to be on my Ownership Chart?

Your company Ownership chart

In your periodic reviews, you will have to add an ownership chart. Below are two examples of ownership charts that you can use to map your own. One example shows a simpler and more straightforward company ownership chart, and the other is more complex. 

These examples should only be used for reference, as every company’s ownership framework looks different. 

Additionally, it is crucial that you add the following elements to your ownership chart. Please also have a look at who can sign my ownership chart.

  • Name of signing person
  • Job title
  • Member of professional body (if applicable)
  • Membership number of the external professional body (if applicable)
  • Date

Ownership chart examples

Example 1: The first example shows the Ownership chart of a Tea company named TeaShop. The company is a corporation based in the United States and has a branch in the Netherlands. The company is owned in its entirety by a man named John Doe. Since an individual owns more than 25% of the company, there is an Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) by Ownership. Below is the Ownership chart of TeaShop. 


Example 2: FashionFR and CosmeticsEcom are up for review, one based in Australia and another based in France. Their parent company is Elysian Couture Pty. Ltd.. The Parent Company is owned by two holding corporations: Stratos Ltd. owning 40%, and Planet Inc. owning 60%.  Both holding companies don’t have any individual person owning more than 25% in either holding company and therefore no UBO by Ownership. Additionally, the CEO Dana Scully and CFO Fox Mulder of the parent company Elysian Couture Pty. Ltd.. are said to be exercising effective and strategic control. We can therefore say that there is UBO by Control: CEO Dana Scully and CFO Fox Mulder

Below is the Ownership chart of FashionFR and CosmeticsEcom