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Adrien Portafaix



Adrien Portafaix is a principal at The Boston Consulting Group, with a focus on financial services. He is the contact point for the firm's Social Impact practice in South Africa and the recruiting director for the Johannesburg office.

Adrien joined BCG's Paris office in 2008, working on projects in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa until he transferred in 2011 to the Bangkok office, where he worked with clients across Southeast Asia.

In 2014, Adrien worked as a BCG secondee at WWF International, focusing on helping the organization develop and launch the implementation of water stewardship strategies across all WWF priority rivers globally.

At BCG, Adrien's primary focus has been on financial institutions. He has also worked on several socioeconomic development and sustainability projects and has managed strategy projects and large-scale transformations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy
  • Large-scale transformation
  • Banking: corporate and investment banking, retail banking, and wealth management
  • Risk management
  • Banking compliance

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Board, Maths Centre (a nonprofit promoting excellence in math and science in South Africa)


  • Master’s in management, ESSEC Business School, Paris
  • BSc, economics, London School of Economics
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