At BCG, Explorers are unafraid to embark on new journeys. They try new solutions to untangle complex problems and drive transformational change. Mark has the courage to take action.
BCG really gives me the opportunity to learn every day. Even more rewarding is when I can put my learnings into practice and help my client.
Before joining BCG as a consultant, I had already worked in the consumer goods industry for nine years. After various commercial roles in different regions at one company, I was mainly keen to be able to work on a strategic level in different industries.
BCG has given me the opportunity to work on projects in varying business segments and to make a real impact on the companies I work with. It is very rewarding to be able to help clients with the critical issues they are struggling with. I realized consultancy is about helping and engaging the client and together working toward a better course for their business.
Mark holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: BCG's culture is all about having impact on your clients while developing yourself. First of all, I get to work in a wide variety of businesses on different topics. During my projects, I get lots of instant and constructive feedback from peers and project leaders, which helps me focus my development.
Q: How have you benefited from a mentoring relationship at BCG?
A: Lots of things are new and unknown when you join BCG. It has really helped me to have a person I can confidentially speak to who will help not just when joining but throughout your career. It has given me a much better perspective of how BCG works, how we add value to clients, and how to ensure a good work-life balance
Q: What was one of your favorite case experiences?
A: I really enjoyed working on a project for a grocery retailer. It was a perfect combination of looking at improvement areas from a strategic perspective while doing hands-on work, on the shopfloor with the store-team. A great mix of strategic and operational in one project!