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Rafael Papismedov

Co-founder & Managing Partner

Rafael Papismedov, co-founder of HB Antwerp, is a dreamer committed to overturning conventions and cutting through red tape to create value. Known for his thirst for knowledge and ability to digest complex challenges, Rafael’s career as a serial entrepreneur has resulted in a breadth of experience, ranging from international business ventures to real estate to consulting. As co-founder, Rafael leads HB’s strategic growth and on-the-ground partnerships, with a focus on creating maximum impact along the value chain with the bulk of the returns at the hyper-local level. Whether through transfer of knowledge, job creation or financial gains, Rafael believes that natural resource rich nations should reap the benefits that come with these minerals, and he is committed to actioning this vision.