At BCG, Storytellers synthesize complex information and ideas. They believe in bringing the whole team together to get a broader perspective. Jeroen goes deep to understand challenges.
Day after day, I feel the impact BCG has in changing the course of the client while I continuously learn and experience new things.
Ever since I started at BCG, I have been amazed by the variety of topics in multiple industries I have worked on, from developing a strategic supplier program for a retailer to a project in which we took the sales team of a renewable energy player to the next level.
BCG has also offered me the opportunity to realize my aspiration to gain international exposure, not only by working in other countries but also through the BCG Ambassadorship, during which I worked for one year in BCG’s Chicago office. Next to stretching my professional comfort zone, it was also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and my wife to submerge ourselves into a different culture and social atmosphere.
In my current role as a principal, I aspire to create impact at the client and also with the consultants I lead. I hope to develop and coach them to be successful in the future, whether as a BCG consultant or as a BCG alumnus/a.
Jeroen holds a master's degree in commercial engineering from the Univerity of Brussels (VUB/ULB). He joined BCG in Brussels in 2008 as an associate after first working as a visiting associate in 2007. In 2012, he spent one year in the Chicago office as an Ambassador.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: Next to the projects across Europe, the one year I spent working in the Chicago office broadened my horizons—and also made me realize there is a true BCG mindset and culture to make change happen for our clients.
Q: How do you maintain a sustainable career balance at BCG?
A: By having regularly open discussions with my team members on how to plan everyone's week to ensure we can all spend time with our families and friends throughout the week
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: By having day-to-day coaching from my peers and managers throughout my career and having open feedback discussions with my team members and client counterparts.