Knowledge Expert, Team Manager, Madrid
At BCG, Allies bring a sense of collaboration and excitement to their teams. They create an atmosphere of trust and support in which people can do their best work. Borja goes deep to understand challenges.
The best part of working at BCG is that most of the time I am helping clients address the oil and gas sector's hottest topics, helping to shape their international strategies.
Working for BCG as an oil and gas upstream analyst gave me the opportunity to combine three areas I was genuinely interested in, and which I could not cover satisfactorily with my degree in industrial engineering. I had a passion for energy, for business administration, and for fancy analytics and programming. No doubt that joining BCG helped me reconcile these three interests under the Knowledge Team.
Later on, I found that this company was the perfect platform to steer a long-term career aligned with my own goals. Understanding that with enthusiasm and hard work I could set my pace and my own path was enlightening, and that belief encouraged me to work toward my vision until the present day.
Borja holds an industrial engineering degree from Polytechnic University in Madrid. Before joining BCG, he worked for the Spain's energy regulator.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: None of the ten years I have worked at BCG has been alike. BCG guided my career in such a way that I made progress along the way: moving from a broader expertise to a more focused one, from being the only exploration and production specialist to managing an international team today. Also BCG ensured I could enjoy an international transfer experience. With such progress, I firmly believe BCG helped me succeed professionally within the firm.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: Every single international experience is unique and worthwhile! No matter if it was Brazil, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, or the UK, I embraced the local culture of all these countries while working on international projects, making new friendships, and, above all, boosting my learning curve.
Q: What are you reading right now and why is it interesting?
A: I am reading the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. It's a highly engaging book because it describes a number of scientific discoveries to show how we can install or change habits, and why habits can lead to transformational experiences both to individuals and to corporations and societies. In fact, I am so positively impressed with the book that I made my tailor knit a quote in one of my suits: “There's nothing you can't do if you get the habits right.”