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About Dr. Richard Homburg

Dr. Richard Homburg

Dr. Richard Homburg

Born and educated in the Netherlands, Richard Homburg arrived in Nova Scotia in 1972, with big dreams, little cash, boundless energy and a thirst for entrepreneurial adventure. Today, he is a proud Canadian and an extremely successful businessman whose real estate ventures span seven countries and two continents.

Dr. Homburg is Chairman of the Homburg Group, an umbrella organization that oversees a wide range of real estate and investment holdings. The corporate real estate holdings include office complexes, shopping centers and countless residential developments.

Dr. Homburg has served on many boards. He is a past director of Evangeline Trust, the Urban Development Institute of Canada, and the World Trade Center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He was co-founder, past president and director of the Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia. He is a director of the Fathers of Confederation Building Trust as well as director or advisory board member of other large charitable organizations. In 2004 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year for the Atlantic Provinces by Ernst & Young LLP.

A firm believer that health and wellness is key to all success, it is no surprise that Dr. Homburg directs resources and his vision towards the support of Saint Mary’s students, the motivation of our would-be entrepreneurs, and the development of our university’s state-of-the-art health and wellness facility.

Saint Mary’s University and Homburg Canada have collaborated over seven years to establish, fund, and administer the Homburg International Mobility Awards allowing students to work and travel internationally. Dr. Homburg personally funds two bursaries - the Dr. Richard Homburg Bursary in Entrepreneurship, and the Dr. Richard Homburg MBA Bursary.

Dr. Homburg holds an honorary Doctorate in Commerce from Saint Mary’s and an honorary Doctorate in Law from the University of Prince Edward Island.