With a post-graduate diploma in law, Raphaël started his career in 1996 specialising in labour relations, notably with the Sodiaal group. From 2003 to 2008 he was with Fives group – a leading engineering company – where, as deputy HR Director, he took part in the establishment of an international HR policy. From 2008 to 2011 and then again from 2013 to 2014, as a member of the Executive Committee of Boccard industrial engineering group, he created and set up their global HR function, based in Geneva. His comprehensive and innovative approach to talent management was recognised in 2013 by the national French newspaper Figaro Economie. Alongside this, in 2011 he set up Salibre International, a recruitment firm focused on the engineering and industrial sectors. In March 2016 he sold Salibre International to Morgan Philips and joined the Group, taking over management of Morgan Philips Engineering & Manufacturing.