Riyadh-based Patrick Raupach is a partner and the global public sector lead at Portas Consulting, a management consulting firm specialized in the sport sector.
He has spearheaded numerous transformation strategies for clients in the public and private sectors, including a long-term program for the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, and has played a leading role in drawing up action plans for major cities and several top-tier sports federations.
Raupach has also been involved in market-entry strategies and commercial business planning for global private sporting organizations and helped set up a sports diplomacy program between the US and Saudi Arabia.
Between 2016 and 2019, he was a global strategy group manager at KPMG in Riyadh, working as the key account manager for large public sector bodies and on industry projects in areas such as healthcare, automotive, and economic development.
From 2011 to 2016, he was the Gulf Cooperation Council region’s project manager for German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), operating between Eschborn in Germany and Riyadh. He managed a portfolio of government-to-government advisory projects across the GCC and led numerous consulting engagements.
In addition, he provided advisory services to government clients on housing, energy efficiency, banking, and economic development initiatives, and managed the incorporation of the GIZ branch in Saudi Arabia.
Raupach gained master’s degrees in international relations and public sector management and law and economics from Leipzig University, in Germany.
With a passion for rugby, he has been chairman of Riyadh Rugby Club for the past three years. He is also head of the competitions committee at the Saudi Arabian Rugby Federation and has represented the Kingdom in several international matches.