At BCG, Innovators view the world from unexpected angles. They bring creativity and a fresh perspective to every challenge they face. Gonzalo has the courage to take action.
What I care about most is being part of the most relevant transformations of companies in my country.
I'm an engineer who loves new ideas, and BCG has allowed me to explore a wide range of industries and companies finding interesting ways of analyzing problems and discovering new perspectives. Even more important, I have had the opportunity to interact with highly prepared people from several industries.
I consider BCG truly unique because it really focuses on people and provides an unparallel platform from which to grow and learn. After two years, I am sure this is the place I will choose to become a better professional as well as a better individual.
Gonzalo holds a BE in industrial engineering from Santa Maria University in Chile (exchange program with KTH University, Sweden) and a master’s degree in project management from the Australian National University.
Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?
A: I learned about the importance of political relationships within traditional companies and how you have to convince with data but also with sound arguments to ensure changes are implemented.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: Sharp, smart, very positive, and willing to change and receive feedback.
Q: What is your home office environment like?
A: It is extremely warm. We are a small office, and we try to make it our second home—for example, by having lunch all together every single Friday.