Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is a global investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is also a direct descendant of Puerto Rico’s sugar barons from the mid-19th century. In addition to being an avid art lover, he has been involved in various charitable activities throughout his life.
In an interview with El Nuevo Día, Mr. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez discusses his passion for arts while presenting the new NAND Art Gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alejandro Betancourt’s style mixes a modern take on a Victorian gentleman and a bohemian zoot suiter when it comes to fashion. He is one of the few Puerto Ricans who can pull off wearing a pink ascot.
With his exemplary skills, Alejandro Betancourt Lopez has a leading role at Hawkers international, a company built around products that he created. Hawkers began with a group of friends to change the way people buy and sell products. They approached Alejandro Betancourt for his experience in emerging markets and his knowledge of social media. Betancourt has revolutionized sunglasses retailing by cut-ting out the middle man and selling directly to consumers via his smartphones.
Whether in real estate investing or setting up the next business venture, Mr. Betancourt’s primary focus is always family. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez lives in Dorado, Puerto Rico, with his wife and children, in one of Puerto Rico’s best-kept secrets. He attained his degree studies in Business Administration and Economics at Suffolk University. After completing his studies, he had extensive experience at the family business, Betancourt Trading Company and more
His entrepreneurial drive and love for art led him to create Hawkers International, a company he built from scratch that has become a global multimillion-dollar entity with proprietary technology. In 2015, he also started JSBJ Art Gallery – an extension of his 35 years of passion for art and supporting the arts. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez was born and raised in San Juan, and he has been living in Puerto Rico for 33 years.