After receiving his B.S from top rated French business school Neoma, Raphael Camp pursued a master in international politics and economics from elite school Sciences-Po Paris. Since graduating in 2001, Raphael has focused his career on growth and development, with an eye on marketing.
About starting off his career as an analyst at investment bank HSBC, Raphael recounts: “Analyzing the global CPG industry made me realize that the true value of a business lies in its ability to build a strong brand.”
This interest in value creation and entrepreneurship led Raphael to Kusmi Tea. He was a member of the founding team in 2003, and continued to grow in the organization in leading the European operations (2004-2009) and building the US division for the firm (2012-2017) Raphael Camp played a critical role in the success of the premium tea brand, now #1 in Europe in its price segment.
In parallel with his career at Kusmi Tea, Raphael has continuously invested in ventures in the areas of wellness and sustainability. From 2009-2012, he successfully participated in the acquisition and development of the air purification company, Air Sûr, a pioneer in the clean-tech industry. He is also a former member of Comité 21 and Club Horizons, two organizations committed to environmental impact and solidarity.
In 2012, Raphael established New York City as his base. He graduated cum laude from the MBA program at Columbia University in 2014, and plays an active role in different associations such as the Columbia Business School Retail and Luxury Goods Club.
In 2017, Raphael Camp joined the group Comexposium and became C.E.O for the Americas of its fashion division – a role that taps his keen understanding of the challenge of today’s retailers and wholesalers, and leverages his managerial talent. He says: “As retail goes through a fundamental shift into the digital world, I believe that brands can increase their revenues if they are able to meet both the leading brick and mortar stores and top online retailers at the same place. Trade shows are not only a marketplace for brands to accelerate their business, but they are also a platform to communicate to the press and to the consumers”.