His Excellency, Francisco de Borbon Graf von Hardenberg,
50th Grand Master
Francisco de Borbon Graf von Hardenberg (born January 21, 1979) is a businessman and entrepreneur based in Madrid, Miami and New York City.
He was born in Madrid, Spain and is the son of Francisco de Borbon y Escasany, 5th Duque of Seville and Princess Beatrice Grafin von Hardenberg Furstenberg.
Francisco attended Barry University in Miami, Florida from 1997 to 2001. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management and Business.
He worked as a manager and sports director of various sports entities and acquired the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) agent title in 2005, becoming the youngest FIFA agent at that time. Francisco has been the founder and principal partner in various corporate trading companies. In 2012, he cofounded and has been managing partner of Alpha Trading, a U.S. based company in the fields of precious metals, oil and gas. In 2016, he was appointed managing partner of Neftan Co, a global financing vehicle specializing in trading and logistics. He is also a partner and board member of Aeris Trading LLC, New York City, a publicly traded company with copper mine assets. Since 2012, he has been a member of the Young Global Leaders G8 organization and received the Laurel Platinum award in September 2014 for businessman of the year in Spain. He is the cochairman of Pvblic foundation’s Latin Impact Summit with the United Nations.
A longtime member of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Francisco was appointed Coadjutor and member of the Grand Magistral Council in June 2009. In August 2017, he became Interim Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.
He was elected and installed as the 50th Grand Master of the Order at the Chapter General in Madrid on May 05, 2018.