Project Leader, Istanbul
At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Erdener connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
Every day at BCG turns out to be an exciting day: Never similar to any other day, but always with new questions to be answered. You never feel bored; you just feel the joy of doing something important.
I started at BCG in April 2014 and since then I have been actively involved in the firm’s Consumer and Financial Institution practices. I have worked on several exciting topics, including growth strategy in Turkey and Eastern Europe, portfolio strategy, cost reduction, and organizational model redesign.
Working at BCG has proved to be a rewarding experience. Apart from being able to learn from some of the brightest minds in business, BCG also provides you with an opportunity to work with the biggest companies in Turkey. Thanks to its culture, you are always encouraged to speak up and create a significant impact for your client from day one. The working environment at BCG is supportive, strongly team oriented, friendly, and nonhierarchical.
Erdener holds an MSc management degree from the London School of Economics and a BSc degree in computer engineering from Bogazici University. Since joining BCG, Erdener has worked in several industries, focusing mostly on consumer and financial institutions.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Simple: Working on the questions that keep CEOs awake at night.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: When I graduated from the LSE, I was looking for a job where I could keep on learning and feed my curiosity. I wanted to work for a company that would provide me with various learning opportunities as well as a steep learning curve. BCG's track record of strategic insight and breakthrough thinking, coupled with its emphasis on constant development, was the perfect fit.
Q: How has your network grown as part of working at BCG?
A: Working with the biggest companies in Turkey, BCG is one of the best places for network building. I have established long-lasting relationships with the top management of my clients. Moreover, though I am only a second-year consultant, most of the senior management (chairman, CEOs, and board members) of my clients know my name and my contribution to their companies’ success, which is a huge advantage for network building.