Partner & Managing Director, Barcelona
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. Joan seeks a new perspective.
I see my path at BCG as something that I will define by walking through it.
I joined BCG because it is an excellent place to learn. After 12 years, I continue learning every single day. I have worked in more than 20 sectors, in a variety of countries, and have advised leading multinationals that are shaping their industries. I have worked with extremely talented people, both at BCG and with our clients, and I have had the opportunity to lead fascinating projects and excellent teams.
What I love about BCG is the high willingness to help each other. In one of my first projects as associate consultant, I was urged to contact a very senior partner with deep expertise in a specific industry. I was not expecting to hear back from him. To my surprise, he offered to talk to me on the same day and provided me with very relevant insights. This has been a recurring pattern. If you believe in teamwork and supporting other people, BCG is your place. It's engrained in our culture.
Joan holds a master in business administration from Harvard Business School. He also holds a bachelor in business administration from ESADE and a bachelor's degree in law from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being pushed out of my comfort zone, and BCG does this quite frequently: new sectors, new clients, new teams. Those are excellent opportunities to learn and grow personally.
Q: If you weren't working at BCG, what would you be doing?
A: My first choice was to be a professional soccer player and play for Futbol Club Barcelona. Unfortunately, Leo Messi was born and I had to go for my second preferred option: BCG consultant.
Q: If you could go back in time and tell your 18-year-old self one thing, what would it be?
A: Work hard. Be persistent. Help others. Be humble. Enjoy the ride. It's worth it!