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Vanessa  Lyon

Partner & Managing Director


Vanessa Lyon is a member of the leadership team of The Boston Consulting Group’s Technology Advantage practice, in charge of resource pool development. She is also a core member of the firm’s Industrial Goods practice, focusing on the machinery and components sector.

Since joining BCG in 2005, Vanessa has specialized in large-scale transformations. She has significant expertise in the IT and digital arenas and has led a number of major IT transformation programs, from idea to implementation. Vanessa has worked across a wide range of sectors, including retail, energy, utility, automotive, and transportation, helping clients assess their organization strategies, define their business models, and develop long-term performance plans.

Vanessa leads the Women’s Initiative in BCG’s Paris office. Before joining BCG, she worked for L’Oréal for four years as a supply chain manager.

Areas of Expertise

  • IT transformation
  • Organization optimization
  • Industrial goods, machinery and components
  • Lean advantage
  • Project recovery


  • Master’s degree, industrial management, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
  • Master’s degree, economics and applied mathematics, École Polytechnique
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