Managing Director & Partner, Budapest
At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Tomislav has the courage to take action.
I admire the knowledge-sharing culture at BCG. What I learned was never to search for a solution alone, because for sure someone at BCG has done it before.
When I joined BCG, I was fascinated by how easily colleagues from different geographies team up to deliver results to our clients. Many proposals and cases ask for very specific expertise. In the past year, we had diverse topics ranging from mining operations, nuclear power plant projects, investments in conventional power generation, performance management systems in telecommunications, shipyard ERP systems, and more.
With my engineering background, I am constantly challenged to acquire new knowledge and transfer it to my clients. Working at BCG brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to the clients I work with and helps the economies of the SEE region improve and become more competitive.
Tomislav holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb and an MBA from the IEDC Bled School of Management.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: At BCG, I like the culture of open feedback and dedicated apprenticeship time for personal development. During each project, you receive feedback on your performance that contains fact-based areas for development with concrete recommendations for how to develop. I really feel that BCG wants me to become better.
Q: How do you maintain a sustainable career balance at BCG?
A: Every now and then, I try to go for a trip to see other countries and cultures. This keeps me open to new things and new client challenges. I also like physical activity, and during the weekend I try to spend most of my time outdoors.
Q: Can you give an example of a time where your team really came together in a big way? Put another way, what's the best team experience you've had?
A: We were asked to review strategy of a large national power company. We worked hand in hand with the client team, got a sign-off from the management board, and then were asked to present in front of the supervisory board. On the supervisory board, there were university professors and former consultants and managers. At the end of our presentation, the president of the supervisory board said a big thank you to the CEO for engaging BCG because of the quality of insights and overall recommendations.