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Iiro is a Transformative Seeker

Associate, Helsinki

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. Iiro seeks a new perspective.

The best part of working at BCG is being surrounded by intelligent and driven people from various backgrounds.

Iiro

In Iiro’s Words

My background is in clinical medicine, and I practiced medicine for roughly three years before joining BCG. During my studies, I felt that administrative roles, combining the understanding of medicine and business, could potentially be an exciting alternative to traditional clinical paths. Thus, after graduation, I felt the need to broaden my knowledge outside of medicine.

So far, BCG has given me incredible opportunities to develop myself in various ways. Being part of teams that combine incredibly talented and driven people from multiple backgrounds is highly rewarding and inspiring. I consider being surrounded by these people in day-to-day life the best part of working at BCG.

Iiro’s Bio

Iiro holds a Licentiate of Medicine (MD) degree from University of Helsinki. Prior to joining BCG, Iiro practiced medicine as a general practitioner and in emergency medicine.

Q&A

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: Being surrounded by intelligent and driven people who push my thinking and make me learn new skills on a daily basis.

Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?

A: A typical BCGer is a goal-oriented, intelligent team player.

Q: What inspires you about BCG?

A: I’m inspired by the value that we deliver to our clients and the long-term impact BCG has on the surrounding world by not only developing our clients’ businesses, but developing people inside BCG to their full potential.

Q: What are some of your favorite things to do outside of the office?

A: Outdoor sports in many forms are my passion outside the professional world. During summers, I like to go wakeboarding, mountain biking, and hiking, but my true passion is skiing bottomless powder whenever possible. “Because flat is boring,”

Q: What's your home office environment like?

A: I really value the family feeling that the Helsinki office has. People are friendly and respectful, and value each unique personality and skillsets.

Q: What are you reading right now and why is it interesting?

A: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. Development of humans as a species is probably one of the most intriguing topics I can think of. It is mesmerizing to think about the power of human collaboration and intelligence. Genetically we are a tiny step, if at all, different from our predecessors during stone ages, but from a cultural evolution point of view, we are worlds apart. The book is a must-read and captures this story vividly.

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