For over fifty years, businessman Walter Berukoff has built a solid reputation as a successful mining entrepreneur, fund and money manager, real estate developer, organic agriculture enthusiast and financier. His half century of business success and as influencer has earned him lasting notoriety for his varied accomplishments.
Born and raised in the Kootenays, Berukoff later moved to the west coast and received his degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Berukoff founded Red Lion Management Ltd., in 1971, a global family office, which has since amassed considerable holdings in real estate and manufacturing facilities. He has taken an active role in developing and turning-around business enterprises throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Mr. Berukoff has been an international advisor in Cuba, Argentina and Peru providing strategic input to national infrastructures. Having raised in excess of five billion dollars in shareholder value for global mining and real-estate projects throughout his career, he has solidified his reputation as a leading Canadian operator and financier.
As a seasoned business personality, Mr. Berukoff was among the invited guests, along with Nobel laureates and well-known intellectuals to the “The Festival of Thinkers” in Abu Dhabi, aimed at shaping the future of the Middle East and the rest of the global community. He is a frequent participant of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) in Switzerland, which operates as a think tank with the primary objective to promote optimal framework conditions for the Swiss financial centre in Switzerland and abroad.
Mr. Berukoff is also known for his philanthropic contributions locally and abroad. He was on the board of Ballet BC from 2006-2009 and was instrumental in saving the company from bankruptcy. In his home community, Berukoff helped establish the Supported Child Development Program (SCDP) that assists families of children with extra support needs to access inclusive child care that meets family needs. He established “Foundry North Shore” which offers young people between the age of 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services. Mr. Berukoff’s work abroad also helped establish the Wharton Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research Centre for women in Abu Dhabi, through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a preeminent private education provider in the Middle East.
Mr. Berukoff is currently president of Red Lion Management and Chairman and CEO of Lion One Metals Ltd.