Partner & Managing Director, Paris
At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Vanessa has the courage to take action.
At BCG, you will succeed by using the autonomy provided at all levels to chart your own course.
When I was appointed a partner at 36, while I was pregnant with my third child, I could fully appreciate the progress I had made within BCG and the opportunities that had been offered to me. The degree of responsibility and autonomy granted to consultants, the daily exposure to high-level personalities within teams and at clients, and the direct involvement in highly strategic issues are tremendous accelerators!
Today, I have the opportunity to contribute to the deployment of my clients' digital transformation, a true industrial revolution that affects the whole value chain, as well as all industries, and challenges all business models.
In parallel, I dedicate time to the development of our expertise in the digital world within our global BCG network, so we can provide even more skills to our clients.
Vanessa is a partner and managing director in BCG’s Paris office. Prior to joining BCG in 2005, she worked for L'Oreal as a manager in the supply chain function. She previously worked for the HR department of LVMH in the American region.
Vanessa graduated from Ecole Nationale des Ponts, where she specialized in industrial management, and from Ecole Polytechnique, where she studied economics and applied mathematics.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having the resources to produce a durable and decisive impact for our clients.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: Participating in major transatlantic M&A deals for leading industrial goods companies.
Q: If you could compare what you do to any other job, what would you say?
A: Working in a world-class and renowned company, while also feeling like you are part of a small team driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, cannot be compared to anything else.
Q: What does innovation mean to you?
A: Innovating means taking risks, breaking intellectual barriers, and being constantly curious and open-minded.
Q: Why is BCG a good place for a woman to work?
A: BCG plays by the rules of a true meritocracy. Therefore, it is an ideal place for anyone—including women, of course—to build a great career. I experienced it myself when I became a partner while expecting my third child.