Senior Advisor, Paris
At BCG, Seekers go deep into the challenging issues our clients face. Their curiosity empowers our teams to facilitate change and add value to society. Agnès connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
Now is a tremendous time to work at BCG. The digital phenomenon is changing the world for both companies and citizens, and BCG puts the digital transformation at the heart of its strategy.
A scientist by training, I joined BCG after an active career in both the public sphere, where I notably worked within a ministerial cabinet, and the private sphere, where I held several leadership positions. I was working in such a role when I discovered the strategy consulting business and BCG—as a client. Both the quality of work and the quality of teams seemed very exceptional to me.
I was impressed by the firm’s ability to organize the collective work, the availability of worldwide experts, and by the consultants' ambitions for the client. I also understood from the outside what was afterwards confirmed inside: the consulting job involves a tremendous range of activities.
An assignment entrusted to us by a client is somewhat of an investigation, an enigma. You need to gather a lot of information, process data, think about hypotheses, and anticipate business, legal, organizational, and social impacts. And, as is the case with enigmas, the answer, once you find it, seems rather simple and obvious.
What I like best is being able to step back and cross-fertilize various pieces of information, and also to look ahead, continuously anticipate, reflect, and design actionable recommendations. What inspires me? Our ambition to create a long-lasting impact for our clients.
Agnès Audier joined the Paris office of BCG in 2007, where she is a Partner and Managing Director.
Before joining BCG, Agnès worked as a parliamentary private secretary to Jean-Pierre Raffarin, then minister of small business, trade, and craft industries. She was previously head of the Vivendi Universal internet-technology division and executive vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Vivendi Group.
Agnès graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure with a degree in sciences, and from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She also holds a French "agrégation" in physics and is an engineer from the Ecole des Mines.
Q: What inspires you about BCG?
A: Really, it’s the ambition that we have for our clients. For private companies, we help them win in an extremely competitive and ever-changing world. For public or not-for-profit organizations, we help them generate more impact, and do more with less, for both citizens and populations.
Q: Why is BCG a good place for a woman to work?
A: For women as well as men, consulting is a great job! It is a job with an exceptionally high intellectual dimension (even though you also need to be in good physical health), along with very strong human aspects through the multiple relationships with clients and daily interactions with colleagues. BCG is very active in helping women thrive.