Manager, Silicon Valley
I've been able to travel the world through the Bain network and I've made great professional and personal contacts globally.
- PROJECT EXPERIENCE
- WEEK IN THE LIFE
- MY BLOG
I wanted an opportunity to experience working abroad and Bain's global network allowed me to experience just that. I also wanted quality training as a general business manager. And Bain's skill-set is highly relevant to a number of other jobs I would consider for later in my career.
I'm passionate about international travel and having done several transfers and worked in a number of Bain offices, I've been able to reach many of my goals - both personal and professional.
My favorite case
My favorite case was an insurance case in India for a UK-based asset management company. The client had been in India for a long time but hadn't been able to achieve much success. Given India's explosive growth (and just being a fascinating country in itself), I thought the case would be a great experience - personally and professionally. My team worked on a four-month strategy case, which helped redefined the client's strategy in India. Given our close working-relationship with the client, I not only developed a good professional rapport with their team, but also a true friendship with my direct client map, who then went on to lead the implementation of our strategy.
My personal results story
Besides international travel, my other passion is volunteerism. During my Shanghai transfer I brought in China's first 'pro-bono' client - a strategy case for the international movie star - Jet Li. Jet had just established his foundation and wanted a clear strategy roadmap. In addition to having a great case, the office got to meet Jet Li in person, and they continue to work with him today.
A final thought
I value Bain for its flexibility. I've been able to travel the world through the Bain network and I've made great professional and personal contacts globally. I suggest everyone take advantage of all the various Bain programs - they're fantastic!