Adrien Portafaix is an associate director in the Social Impact practice at Boston Consulting Group.

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 for 3 years.

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

Adrien then returned to BCG as a principal in BCG’s Johannesburg office. Building on his experience in Europe and Asia, he supported the development of our financial institutions practice in South Africa. Adrien has deep experience in strategy development and large-scale transformation, and he has also worked on several socioeconomic development projects in emerging markets.


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


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