Kwesi Blair is Vice President of Business Development at Robert Burke Associates, a retail, fashion and consumer products strategic-consulting firm based in New York City. The company's services include Brand Development, Retail Investment Advising, and Domestic & International Retail Expansion. Clients past and present include Vera Wang, Fred Leighton, Swarovski, Bulgari, Zac Posen, Dunhill, Target, American Express, Ideeli, Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue, just to name a few.
Prior to joining RBA in 2006, Kwesi was a Buyer responsible for men’s footwear at Saks Fifth Avenue, having completed the Executive Excellence Program. Before working at Saks, Kwesi was a Marketing/Public Relations Account Director at Laforce+Stevens, a leading communications firm in New York. Kwesi worked with a variety of luxury brands and retailers on creating their national marketing and communications strategies. Like so many other veterans within the fashion/retail industry, Kwesi began his career at Ralph Lauren soon after completing college.
Kwesi graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African/African-American studies.