At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Daniel champions uncommon ideas.
BCG is the place that makes you wake up hungry for new challenges and lets you go to sleep eager for the next day to begin.
Without a clear long-term career plan and influenced by my analytical and quantitative skills, I decided to study civil engineering in Barcelona. Afterwards, seeking an expansion of my knowledge in other topics, I studied toward a master's of finance in Paris. In my courses, I discovered how passionate I was about intellectual challenges and about learning from others' experiences.
At BCG, I have had the opportunity not only to experience the richness coming from my colleagues and from the consulting industry itself but also to partner with clients and deeply understand their problems and needs. BCG came up to be the perfect place to grow both professionally and personally, which makes this firm, in my opinion, unique.
Dani holds a master's degree in management from HEC Paris (Grande École program), specializing in finance, and a civil engineering degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?
A: I remember perfectly the first day I realized BCG was the place for me to be. I was in my second year in civil engineering, and I was having dinner with my sister. She just finished her studies in telecommunications engineering and told me about a friend of hers who was living through the most challenging period of her life. She was super excited telling me that, and I was impressed by how someone could find something more challenging and exciting than being at the university, where peers and subjects constantly change and you increase your knowledge every day.
Her friend was a BCG associate and talked as if BCG had changed her life. I instantly tried to find out the best way to access this amazing professional opportunity, and I tried to redirect my studies and career toward achieving the same dream. And it turns out to have been the best decision I ever made, and I am still enjoying the ride!
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: This is quite difficult to answer since I believe what makes BCGers different from people at other companies is their diversity—not only academic but also personal. Here at BCG, you can easily find people with your same profile and others who follow a completely different but always valuable path. This richness and the constant learning you absorb from your colleagues not only creates the perfect environment to constantly grow but also challenges your currents status quo and makes you improve personally and professionally.
Q: What's the biggest impact you have had with your work?
A: In my last project, I was able to work closely with the top management of a big construction player in Europe. Our aim was to define the future vision of the group and deep dive into the main constraints, both from the perspective of the sector worldwide and from the company itself.
Working together with management, we came up with disrupting ideas that became best practices in the sector. It impacted not only the short-term operations of the construction company but also the mindset established in the top management of the firm.