Raphael Klein, age 38, is Samuel Klein’s grandson. Samuel Klein was a Polish immigrant and founder of the largest retail chain in Casas Bahia. Raphael Klein started his professional career at Marlin Mazda and went on to become the General Manager the Ford Motor Company Dealer, in Coral Gables, Florida.
He majored in Business Administration from Ford University, and specialization at Florida International University. In 2006, he became Marketing Director of Casas Bahia making it the 7th most valuable brand in Brazil and the largest advertiser in Latin America. He was responsible for deploying its e-commerce platform and several other initiatives.
Alongside his father, Michael Klein, he led the merge of Casas Bahia and Ponto Frio, starting Via Retail, the company of which he was CEO until November 2012. In the same year, Raphael founded ROIx Audiência Management Company, and is its main shareholder.
In 2014, he participated in the Private Wealth Management Program in Family Business and Office School in Miami, and founded Samuel Klein Institute in partnership with his sister, Natalie.
In 2015, became a partner of Ionnica, Brazilian company of technological development for water and wastewater treatment, and joined the agency Avante, which provides micro financing through humanized approach to those in the bottom of the Brazilian social pyramid.
He is currently pursuing OPM-Owner / President Management course at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Raphael Klein is married and Esther’s father. He enjoys running, motorcycles and participating in off road competitions.