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Frank Giustra

Frank Giustra

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Mr. Giustra is CEO of the Fiore Group, a private form managing a broad portfolio of private equity investments and companies, specializing in food and lifestyle, art and entertainment, and has a proven track-record in financing and building natural resource companies. Mr. Giustra's entrepreneurial success includes founding Lionsgate Entertainment, now one of the world's largest independent film companies.

Mr. Giustra brings an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy to catalyze new ideas and innovations that can be scaled and shared. He devotes time to a variety of causes on a local and global level. Most recently, his family foundation has become actively involved in the Refugee Crisis by providing humanitarian aid in Greece and Turkey, along with being the founding partner in both The Ascend Collaborative and the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative.

In 2007, Mr. Giustra and former President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, recently renamed as Elevate Social Businesses (Elevate). Elevate is a social business builder that brings entrepreneurial solutions to global poverty and operates enterprises in Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, and Indonesia.

Since 2005, Mr. Giustra has been an active Board Trustee with the International Crisis Group, a widely recognized independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to policymakers on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.

Mr. Giustra sits on a variety of private and public boards.

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Who wants to be a billionaire? I don't

(Kitco commentary) - Now, had you asked me that question 20 years ago, I might have answered differently. A lot has changed in my life the past two decades. Likewise, a lot has changed in the world.

Nothing new under the sun

(Kitco commentary) - These were the words of King Solomon, some 3000 years ago. He was opining on the lives of men as a continuous repetition of the same basic patterns, and for himself searching for a more hopeful way of life.

As the World Burns

(Kitco commentary) - As I sit here and watch with dismay as the Amazon burns, and reflect on some of the other horrifying news of the summer, I wonder, how did we get here and where is the urgency of our response?

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(Kitco commentary) - I have always been amazed by our collective ability to forget history. This applies to everything from politics, to war, to economics.

Dancing on the Precipice: 'Bankruptcy Happens Gradually, then Suddenly'

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