Rafaël Dufour holds an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA) and an MBA from IESE Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Charterholder. He has 11 years of international experience in purchasing, sales, business development, strategy and general management in manufacturing and consumer goods industries in France, Spain, Morocco, China and Australia. Over the last eight years, he has built a track record in managing crisis situations and organic growth strategies in medium-sized private companies (20 million euros to 90 million euros revenue), both as General Manager and Director of Strategy and Business Development.
French married with aspirations to be an entrepreneur by acquisition, he founded a Search fund in early 2022, Relais du Dirigeant, that would grant him the opportunity to partner Pierre Donvez and create Sharp Tools Group to acquire ASP Group.