Canadian mining titan Lukas Lundin, the founder, and Chairman of Lundin Group of Companies, has passed away in Geneva, Switzerland on July 26, 2022, at the age of 64, following a 2-year battle with brain cancer.
Over the past 40 years, Lukas has been an instrumental driving force behind the tremendous successes of The Lundin Group of Companies. Lukas started his career in the international energy and mining sectors in the early 1980s working side-by-side with his father, the late Adolf H. Lundin.
When Lukas was twelve, and brother Ian was ten when their father Adolf sat them down in a small café on the French Riveria and asked the boys to decide who will take over the Lundin Group’s two divisions of mining, and oil & gas.
Lukas graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and started out managing gold exploration projects in Canada and Sierra Leone
Lukas Lundin’s sons Harry, Adam, Jack and William say in a joint statement: “Our father is our biggest inspiration. His passion for the industries to which he devoted his life was unparalleled. Lukas saw people as the key to success and spent decades building some of the strongest management teams in our industries. He always strived to empower those working with him and continuously pushed us to aim higher. We could not have had a better father and mentor. Our family is deeply saddened about Lukas’ passing but takes comfort in the knowledge that his legacy will live on for generations to come. Having worked side-by-side with Lukas for many years, all of us look forward to continuing to build on the successes of the companies within the Lundin Group – with the support of our shareholders and other stakeholders, not least the members of the local communities where we operate. The companies in the Lundin Group stand stronger than ever and the Lundin family is united in our commitment to remain long term shareholders”.
Under the leadership of Lukas and his brother Ian, and in close cooperation with the rest of the Lundin family, The Lundin Group of Companies has grown into an internationally recognized group of energy and mining companies with operations around the globe, employing more than 15,000 people and creating opportunities for tens of thousands more.
The 11 companies that make up The Lundin Group of Companies today have a combined market capitalization in excess of USD 11 billion.