Senior Advisor, Amsterdam
At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Jan Willem connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
BCG offers a unique opportunity for unparalleled and continuous learning and having an impact in the field where your passion lies.
When I started working at BCG in 1998, I never expected this to be the start of such a fascinating journey. I started as a consultant focused on insurance and soon also touched upon health insurance. This domain captured my interest and led me to develop my own course by doing more in this field and expanding my area of focus to the system-side and provider-side of health care (especially hospitals). As a result, I was given the opportunity to see our health care system from various perspectives and get a better view of how it all is interlinked. That knowledge is crucial to reach impact through the work that we do. And over the years, we have built a practice that I believe is leading edge.
Of course, this was not a one-person action but the result of true teaming (as most good things are in life). One key part of teaming has been local: by working with colleagues in projects, we jointly created new insights, had impact, and as a result gained more trust in the sector on the value we could bring. The other key part of teaming is international: BCG is a true thought leader in health care and has a wealth of insights from across the globe. What is great about BCG is that international colleagues are always ready to help to take things further.
Jan Willem is a senior partner and is part of the global leadership teams for the Insurance and Health Care (payers and providers) practices. He holds a master’s degree in econometrics from Erasmus University.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to make it what I want it to be.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: By always giving me the opportunity to try. And when I failed, to help me try again
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: Great minds but with their feet solidly at the ground