Vanessa Lyon is a member of the leadership team of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology Advantage practice where she is in charge of talent pool development. She has substantial automotive experience and is a core member of the firm’s Industrial Goods practice, within which she focuses on engineered products and infrastructure, and transportation.

Since joining BCG in 2005, Vanessa has specialized in large-scale transformations. She has worked across a wide range of sectors helping clients assess their organization strategies, define their business models, and develop long-term performance plans.

Vanessa is an expert in the IT, Internet of Things, and digital arenas and has led a number of major programs from ideation to implementation. Within the automotive and transportation industries, she has worked not only on IT transformation programs, but also on business models around the electric vehicle, automation equipment, postmerger integration, cost performance, and large-scale digital transformations.

Before joining BCG, she worked for L’Oréal for four years as a supply chain manager and was a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co.


  • MSc, industrial management, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
  • MSc, economics and applied mathematics, École Polytechnique