Navigating a course to leadership within the Raptis group of companies would be a major task for any young business person. Arthur Raptis has stepped up and firmly established his path towards the top.
From a humble fish and chip shop in Adelaide in 1954, the Raptis business these days incorporates an international seafood business, real estate investments, insurance, a separate property trust and a Next-Generation Future Family Council.
Arthur is one of ten third-generation “cousins” to join the business and has demonstrated his true leadership qualities in the roles he’s taken on. He is the first “third-generation” family member to join the Executive within the Raptis Property investment division having returned to family business after forging a decade long business banking career. Arthur is also Chairman of the Raptis Next Generation Family Council. Under Arthur’s guidance, the Next Generation Council has brought a unique “bottom-up” approach to succession planning, driven from the next generation for endorsement by the current generation of shareholders.
But Arthur has been handed no silver spoons. He says he’s lived and breathed the family business since he was a young boy, getting his hands dirty alike his cousins in seafood manufacturing and processing, logistics and finance, marketing, he’s been a retail assistant and a factory hand. His significant roles now stand on a firm footing in the business.
As the Raptis organisation moves into the future, Arthur Raptis will be an invaluable family business player. He has forged some key roles in this sprawling company, and his leadership qualities will take both him and the business far.
In 2017 Arthur won the FBA Next-generation Achiever Award.
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