BCG Omnia - Director, Düsseldorf
At BCG, Storytellers synthesize complex information and ideas. They believe in bringing the whole team together to get a broader perspective. Andrea goes deep to understand challenges.
You’ll be successful at BCG if you embrace challenges, are willing to take ownership, and are not afraid to make decisions. Just do it; do not wait too long for input.
I have an economics background and initially wanted to pursue an academic career. I did not really know what to expect when I joined BCG. I was surprised by the trust and high degree of freedom to make decisions that I was given from the start. I had the opportunity to shape the benchmarking products I created and bring them to clients. I really enjoy the great work environment, can-do attitude, and entrepreneurial spirit at BCG.
Andrea holds a PhD in economics with a focus on econometrics. She is part of the Insurance practice and BCG Omnia. After running insurance benchmarking products successfully in Germany for several years, she is now responsible for the global excellence BM in insurance.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really appreciate the freedom to make decisions and be bold. I am able to be close to clients and help them find solutions to all of their complex problems.
Q: What’s the biggest impact you have had with your work?
A: Growing the insurance benchmarks to now cover several countries with a large market share. It allows us to be selling large cases on the back of the benchmarking work.
Q: What inspires you about your work?
A: I enjoy the independence and the constant challenges I receive from both clients and BCG partners.
Q: Have you benefitted from a mentoring relationship at BCG?
A: I always found great mentors in partners from the insurance practice. They often put a lot of trust in me and have always supported me in difficult client settings.
Q: What does being a mentor mean to you?
A: Being there for someone and taking an interest in the development of that person, both in their career and in their personal endeavors.