Principal, INSEAD class of July 2009
Developing team members is as critical as delivering results. At BCG we grow with the apprenticeship model and consider it an investment into our future.
My career started in banking. I enjoyed its analytical dimension, but after six years I decided to get an MBA in order to pursue new options. What attracted me most about consulting was the opportunity to learn constantly and to work with very bright, diverse people. Many of my INSEAD MBA classmates were from BCG, and I truly liked working with them. This was crucial in my decision to join the firm.
At BCG I have found what I was looking for. BCG provides a lot of opportunities to learn and make an impact for the client, supporting you with a global network of individuals ready to help whenever necessary. I had projects in five industries across several functional areas. This exposure helped me discern, and later focus on, the areas I am passionate about. At BCG you always get the chance to shape your career with the aid of your career advisors, mentors, and leadership team.
As a Principal you need to manage all of a project’s stakeholders: client, partners, and the team. Each has priorities, and they need your attention simultaneously. It is essential to understand each party’s expectations from the start so that you can structure the solution to the problem accordingly. Developing the team members is as critical as delivering results, because at BCG we grow through the apprenticeship model and consider it an investment into our future.