My most meaningful experiences have come from meeting and working with extraordinary people—both McKinsey colleagues and clients.

When structured thinking meets creativity

I came to McKinsey from a corporate-banking background to expand my role from financial advisor to focus on more strategic planning and decision making. Since joining the firm, I’ve discovered a passion for consulting work. I am highly energized when I get to combine common sense, a structured way of thinking, and creativity to tackle problems that have no clear answers. I have worked in many countries, addressing diverse issues in many industries. Along the way, I have helped CEOs and executives facing complex problems tackle them in innovative ways.

Learning leadership and entrepreneurship

My most meaningful experiences have come from meeting and working with extraordinary people—both McKinsey colleagues and clients. Once, during a client's board meeting, someone said, “Before switching to this new way of doing things, we have to be sure our structure and platform will allow the required changes. If not, we should not change.” The president of the board, a successful entrepreneur, replied, “No, it is in fact the complete opposite. We must adapt our structure and platform for the required changes. Our actions should be a consequence of our dreams and not the other way around.” That day I learned a lot about leadership and entrepreneurial thinking.

Passion is a must, from day one

If you are thinking of applying, my advice is as follows. First, get to know McKinsey. Learn about what we do and be sure you understand the benefits and trade-offs. Then, ask yourself how passionate you would be about the work we do. Passion is a must, from day one. Finally, prepare for the interviews. Ask someone to help you with a few case studies, and do a couple of mock interviews.

Education

London Business School
MBA

The London School of Economics and Political Science
Business valuation

Universidad de Lima
BA, industrial engineering