US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said he intends to nominate campaign donor Duke Buchan III to be the ambassador to Spain and Andorra.
The White House says the entrepreneur, financier, farmer, and philanthropist. speaks Spanish and has a working knowledge of Catalan, the official language of Andorra.
Buchan is the founder and CEO of Hunter Global Investors, a private investment management firm. He and his wife Hannah have three children.
In 2011, Buchan established The Buchan Excellence Fund “the largest single endowment at Carolina dedicated to support faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in Spanish languages, literature and culture.”
The fund has helped students and professors further their research on topics in Spanish culture and linguistics, and also enabled them to travel to Spain as well as other Spanish-speaking countries.
After first supporting former Governor Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign Buchan and his wife Hannah became early financial supporters of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Buchan accompanied Trump to rallies, the Republican National Convention, and all three presidential debates.
On the day of his inauguration, the Buchans went to church with Trump and his family, and sat near Trump as he was sworn-in as president.
The nomination will need to be confirmed by the Senate.