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. Christophe finds clarity in a complex world.
Not a month goes by without a chance to make real impact on the way my clients think through and act upon their most strategic issues.
During my MBA at INSEAD, I pondered whether my next career step should take me to strategy consulting or a corporate management role. Having already spent part of my career in both fields, I knew what I was in for either way.
Although I found the attraction of a management function in a corporate environment appealing, I knew that the intensity of the experience just wouldn't cut it compared with BCG. I realized that with BCG, I would be in the right place at the right time every day, helping my clients manage through the most intense moments in their development.
In my years with BCG, I have been able to do exactly that. Not a month goes by without a chance to make real impact on the way my clients think through and act upon their most strategic issues.
Christophe holds a master's degree in business engineering from KULeuven and an MBA from INSEAD. Christophe joined BCG Brussels as a consultant in 2009.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: The learning never stops. Along every step of my career, I have been challenged to develop new skills and take up new roles. What is great is that this constant challenge is combined with a lot of support from the people around you. For instance, when I became a project leader, I had short meetings every week with the partner I was working with to discuss how I was doing, what I was struggling with. These discussions were a huge help, and surely allowed me to make fewer mistakes.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: BCG is full of passionate people who happen to be extremely talented. My colleagues seem to have boundless energy to change their clients and the world around them, and they understand that to change the world you need to change individuals first. BCGers all display this rare combination of intelligence, drive, and an amazing ability to connect with others, from the CEO to people on the shop floor.
Q: If you could compare what you do with any other job, what would you say?
A: I think there are very few jobs where you can spend such a large share of your time on the things that you are really passionate about. BCG is all about content and impact. Every day, I am working with my clients to fundamentally change their company, and I can do this with BCG teams that are as passionate about this as I am. For me, that is what makes working at BCG truly unique.