Karl Raphael is the CEO of Aphrodite duty free shop located at Beirut Seaport Free zone.
The beginning of his career started in the late 1985, where he built a solid infrastructure in several North and West African countries. He was involved in wholesales, marketing, distribution and was the agent of worldwide brands.
In the late 1990’s he expanded his business by covering the travel retail sector; owning and operating several Duty Free shops and border shops.
In 2006, he opened a duty free shop in Lebanon, strategically located in the Beirut sea port free zone, where his company now operates.
Mr. Karl Raphael was recently elected board member of the Middle east and Africa Duty Free Association, MEADFA .