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. Diego is unafraid to try new things.
I have learned at BCG that diversity leads to better and more innovative results.
I joined BCG a few months ago, in order to pursue a more global and international career, and I couldn’t have made a better decision.
From the very beginning, I experienced what a global career means—through an international induction training first and then, a week later, through an assignment to my very first project, in Santiago, Chile. Working on an impactful energy topic while discovering a new country was a very exciting opportunity for me.
I have seen the benefits of working in a multicultural and diverse environment. My case team had BCGers from four different offices, and I could feel same BCG DNA in every one of them—but each one brought different views and perspectives to the project. I believe that this diversity of cultures, thoughts, and experiences enabled the emersion of new ideas and allowed us to deliver better results.
Diego holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP).
Q: What is a typical day like for you?
A: It's really hard to describe a typical day for me since the work I do is really diverse. One day I could be doing some data crunching, the next day I could be out in the field conducting some interviews, and the day after that I could be on a conference call, talking about renewable energies with an expert located in Spain. I think there is no typical day here at BCG, and that is part of what makes it a great job. You're always doing new and interesting stuff.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: I just joined BCG three months ago. In this short time I have had two amazing international experiences. The first one was the entry-level training conducted in São Paulo, where I had the chance to meet all the new associates from South America and learn about BCG and the work we do. And the second one was my first project, which I did in Santiago, helping a major mining company in their energy-sourcing strategy.
Q: What’s your home office environment like?
A: BCG just opened in Lima three months ago. However, even though we're new and small, I can tell it has the same principles as the other offices within the region. There is always a friendly atmosphere, with a culture of openness and a genuinely flat hierarchy where every opinion is valuable and taken into consideration no matter how junior you are. Everyone is approachable, and it's easy to feel that the senior staff is concerned about your development within the firm.