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University of Pretoria

Welcome to BCG at UP, where you will find information about UP campus events, recruiting contacts, and our application procedure.

On behalf of the Recruiting Team for UP, we are thrilled at your interest in strategy consulting, and specifically in BCG. We think you will find that BCG has a great deal to offer you as a career choice and a life experience.

If you are interested in BCG, please create a profile here and tell us about yourself. If you have previously registered, you may sign in at any time to update any profile information.

Thank you

Stefano Niavas, Recruiting Partner

Recruiting Team

Samira Bayat

Recruiting Manager

Samira is the recruiting manager for the Johannesburg office. She joined the BCG in 2015. Before joining BCG, Samira has worked with recruiting top talent in law and investment banking.

Mikael Michiels

On Campus Specialist

Mikael joined BCG in 2010 as an associate in the Brussels office and is now a project leader based in Johannesburg. Most of his project work is in the Industrial Goods and Telecom space. He has always been heavily involved in recruiting and currently heads up the Johannesburg internship program. Mikael has degrees from the University of Leuven in Belgium and HEC Paris in France. Mikael is passionate about the African continent where he loves to explore new places. He also enjoys fine dining experiences with friends and family.

Stefano Niavas

Recruiting Partner

Stefano Niavas came to The Boston Consulting Group in 2001 and was based first in the firm’s Paris office and then in its New York office. He is one of the founding members of BCG Johannesburg office and leads the Consumer and Retail practice in Africa for BCG. At BCG, Stefano has worked primarily in consumer goods, focusing on retail, packaged goods, media, and airlines in Western Europe, North America, and Africa.

He is also a member of the firm’s Global Advantage and Marketing, Sales & Pricing practices. Stefano comes from Cote d'Ivoire and enjoys spending time with his family and friends particularly around West African food.

Application Process


  • 2016 – application deadline has passed (March 16, 2016)
  • 2017 – please check back December/January 2017 for the application deadline

Full Time

You will be asked to provide:

  • Your resume
  • Cover letter
  • Transcripts
  • Matric certificate (if applicable)
  • Your top three office preferences—please allocate a percentage inclination for each location e.g. if you are indifferent between three offices: 33% Luanda, 33% Boston, 33% London OR strong preference for one office but open to others: 75% Lagos and 25% Tokyo OR only one office option 100% Johannesburg.

On Campus