August 8, 2017: Duke Buchan III was nominated as the U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Buchan, of Florida, is the founder and chief executive officer of Hunter Global Investors L.P. He and his family also own and manage farms that grow more than one-hundred varieties of heirloom vegetables, and they raise horses. Buchan studied at La Universidad de Valencia, and at La Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. Buchan speaks Spanish and has a working knowledge of Catalan. Buchan received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.