Frank Giustra
  • Named to the Order of British Columbia (2016)
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation Honoree (2016)
  • Named one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Business People” by Canadian Business magazine (2016)
  • Partnered with the Vancouver International Film Festival on a competition for a “call to action” film on refugees (2016)
  • Dalai Lama Centre’s Humanitarian Award (2014)
Mining, magnate, entrepreneur and passionate philanthropist
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Frank Giustra's philanthropy began at 12, using a portion of his paper route salary to sponsor a child abroad. These days the Canadian entrepreneurial icon is, among many other things, mobilizing his wealth into causes he’s most passionate about – alleviating poverty through economic development and helping the innocent children and families affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. Frank is CEO of Fiore Group, a private firm managing a broad portfolio of investments specializing in food and lifestyle, art and entertainment, while having a proven track record in financing and building natural resource companies. Frank is an entrepreneur driven by passion. One of his most notable successes is being the founder of Lionsgate Entertainment, one of the world’s largest independent film companies. However, it’s not all about business. Frank is a strong believer in giving back and applies his business mind to “entrepreneurial philanthropy,” a public-private partnership approach to solving social issues. In 1997, he established the Radcliffe Foundation, and in 2007, with the partnership of former president Bill Clinton, they launched the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership. Most recently, Frank and his foundation have become actively involved in the refugee crisis by providing humanitarian aid in Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
“The refugee crisis can be addressed if we act as global citizens, in collaboration with governments, the private sector and the philanthropic community.”
Frank Giustra