Rafael Puente

Rafael is a Senior Manager on Global Trade & Customs Compliance for EMEA within Tapestry, responsible for ensuring trade processes, internal controls and reporting for COACH, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman are compliant with European Customs and other government agencies requirements. He additionally provides international compliance support regarding product compliance, product valuation, tariff classification, duties paid and assesses potential compliance risks and opportunities.

Before joining Tapestry, Rafael was a Senior Customs Advisor on British Petroleum Oil International responsible for assessing risk and providing guidance related to Custom and Excise Tax transactions ensuring compliance to regulations and standards. Prior to BP, he held positions at Deloitte and KPMG Spain in their respective indirect tax and customs teams.