I joined BCG because I found the mission and vision of the firm fitted my aspirations. After my studies, I was mostly interested in contributing to the development of society at large. Choosing consulting focused this ambition to the economic world but broadened the possibilities to all industries and to a global scale.
Indeed, we advise companies at their most critical stages of their existence, when it's about major development, large-scale change or survival. We often play a catalyst role and help our clients change their beliefs and their roadmap. Translating convictions into action really makes my work enjoyable. "What's the next frontier?" and "How to continue to change for the better even when you are already successful?" are questions we ask ourselves constantly.
In modern and contemporary art, a fine disregard for the rules of the game is key to creativity and value. It may be true for us, too.
Bruno holds a Master of law and Master of economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and an SEP from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Bruno is a professor of strategy at Solvay Business School and Louvain School of Management.
After four years of investment banking, I joined BCG to fast-track my development before moving to line management. Two truly unique features of BCG have kept me here.
One is the reward of making decisive contributions at crucial moments for our clients, such as introducing a fundamentally new pricing strategy for a large utility or debating with a CFO the value of a potential €20 billion merger.
The second is my ability to tailor make my career: I joined when my wife was seven months pregnant and was supported in balancing work and family life. Two years later, I chose to move to BCG in Chicago for two years.
Today, years later, it still feels like day one: plenty of options and a steep development curve.
The exposure one gets at BCG provides the opportunity to learn from exceptional minds. Throughout my career, and still now as a partner, I continue to learn from brilliant colleagues. But where you learn even more is from your client counterparts. With them, you work on complex issues and help define the direction for their organization, often at critical times.
I remember when, as a young Project Leader, I assumed the transition in leading HR for an industrial group of about 5,000 people, during a merger. One of the most exciting periods in my career were the few weeks during which I teamed up with the departing HR manager to make the most of his experience.
I joined BCG in 2000, immediately after my academic studies, first in the Lisbon office, then in Brussels, and today Casablanca.
BCG enables us to constantly face new challenges with our clients in a stimulating environment.
Today, I mostly work for clients in the industrial goods sector on strategy, organization, production, and sales issues.
Joining BCG has been the most important decision ever in my career – and one of the best! It was a difficult one, too, as it meant moving away from a prestigious corporation where I was pursuing a successful career. It also meant I had to take a step back from my responsibilities, in order to re-orient myself and develop new skills. But my aspiration for growth down a different path was strong, and I made the leap. There was nothing taken for granted: I was challenged hard, and I learned to see things differently, which was my objective.
Today, as a partner, I continue to have a varied and exciting spectrum of work and experiences. I am privileged to work with extremely talented teams on a daily basis, both with colleagues and clients.
Prior to joining BCG, Marc was a partner for the consulting arm of a Big 4 firm where he led their “Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals” practice.
Marc graduated from Solvay Business School (Belgium), and holds a Master’s in tax management from the University of Brussels.
He is also an alumnus of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Business Management (IFB) in Ghent.
In my first years at BCG, I worked on a broad range of industries: from pharmaceuticals and banking to building materials and pet food. What ultimately attracts me is the effort we make to grasp each topic and develop clear, thorough answers.
For every case, we apply our business understanding and industry knowledge to the client's specific situation and perspectives. Supported by our broad network of experts, we identify the right questions, match the issues with the correct facts, challenge perceptions, and deliver a clear course of action.
BCG projects demand intense focus and working with clients to concentrate efforts, deliver success, and exceed expectations.
I recall a product launch during which a competitor made an aggressive move. We gathered in a room to rethink the strategy and define a response. All of us—senior client executives and BCG associates—contributed. The product is now in full-launch phase, and we regularly exchange ideas with the client team.
I consider it a true privilege to work alongside top companies and managers on topics at the heart of their success.
Senior Partner & Managing Director
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