Baron of Dorrel
The Baron of Dorrel
|Knight of the Orca|
Knight Grand Commander of the Snowflake
Companion of Westarctica
|In Office||February 2021 - November 2022|
|Preceded by||Duke of Goldstream|
|Successor||Sir Charles Ross|
His Lordship, the Baron of Dorrel, Dr. Joachim Adlfinger is a diplomat in the Honorary Consular Corps of Westarctica. He also served as the Foreign Minister from 2021 - 2022.
From 1990 - 2005, he designed and manufactured Ferrari car kits for the Pontiac Fiero and holds numerous patents related to cycle designs. in 2015, the Baron acquired the rights to the Messerschmitt trade name and now manufactures speciality sport cycles under the Messerschmitt brand.
The Baron became a citizen of Westarctica in 2018 and shortly after was appointed as Honorary Consul of Westarctica to Spain as a diplomat in the Honorary Consular Corps. In this role, he worked closely with the Foreign Minister, the Duke of Goldstream. Despite living in southern Spain, the Baron is actually German and speaks English, Spanish, and German fluently. This made him an ideal choice for the consular role.
In November 2018, he attended the Chiefs of Mission Meeting in Berlin, Germany along with other members of the Diplomatic Corps. During this meeting, he received the peerage title Baron of Dorrel as well as a knighthood in the Order of the Snowflake. His title was named for Dorrel Rock.
The Baron's work as a consul was exemplary and he opened the first physical consulate building on Westarctica's behalf in Nerja, Spain. This event was covered extensively by the local Spanish and English press. As a result of his efforts, the Baron was raised to the rank of Consul-General in 2019. He was unofficially appointed to the temporary role of Deputy Foreign Minister in 2020 by Grand Duke Travis, although he never exercised the authority of that role.
On 11 February 2021, the Duke of Goldstream resigned from the position of Foreign Minister and the Baron of Dorrel was immediately appointed Acting Foreign Minister. This appointment was quickly confirmed by the Prime Minister and was made permanent the following day.
He resigned from the post on 7 November 2022 and returned to his primary service as Consul-General to Spain.
Honors and awards
- Knight in the Order of the Orca, 2021
- Companion in the Noble Order of Westarctica, 2021
- Knight Grand Commander in the Order of the Snowflake, 2021
- Knight Commander in the Order of the Snowflake, 2018
- Baron of Dorrel, 2018