Christopher Burch is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. For nearly 40 years now, he has been a successful entrepreneur and an active investor in several industries. He has profoundly contributed to the establishment of many technological based luxury brands like Voss Water, Jawbone, poppin and Faena Hotel. He is also a retired board member of Continuum Group and Guggenheim Capital.
His prowess in entrepreneurship was evident by 1976, even before completing his undergraduate studies at the college of Ithaca. He partnered with his brother to invest 2000 dollars in Eagle’s apparel. The business was worth 165 million dollars when they sold it, click bjtonline.com for more reading.
Chris Burch has continued to stand out in the business world, and in 2015, he surprised many by rehabilitating a very remote island located in Indonesia to a breath-taking resort he named Nihi Sumba Island. The surf spot, which was turned in to a luxurious resort, has been consecutively voted the number one luxurious resort by the readers of Travel and Leisure magazine ever since.
Nihi Sumba Island was previously called Sandalwood Island, and it is approximately 4000 square miles, located in the southeast of Bali. The island has been largely ignored due to its lack of modern civilization, natural resources and the existence of notorious headhunters (nihi.com). Its insularity, therefore, led to a very authentic and powerful culture.
Therefore, the unspoiled and undeveloped coasts together with the aesthetic natural beauty of the island attracted investors like Christopher to develop it. Mr. Burch discovered the island in 2012 and along with his friend McBride.. The partnership of the two investors in the acquisition of the island in 2012 led to the transformation of Sandalwood Island into a trendy tourist attraction destination worldwide.