Belén on McKinsey New Ventures

I’m a mechanical engineer by training. I started my career in Madrid and Barcelona with Microstrategy, created my own company Asmartdata and got my MBA from ICADE.

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The perfect mix of data and strategy
In 2012, I was offered the opportunity to join New Ventures, our firm's product and solution development group of 50+ McKinsey startups. I thought it would be the perfect mix of my two passions: data and strategy. I use advanced analytics to provide clients with information that enables them to make the best possible business decisions.

At first, I supported all of our New Ventures startups, but overtime, I began to focus more specifically on our Periscope by McKinsey solution. Now, my whole role is serving clients in our Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region who are using Periscope. And I’ve found what I was looking for: an amazing team, and opportunities to innovate and help clients every day. 

Problem solving as one, global team
One of my most memorable experiences so far has been helping a medical device company that was facing several challenges, including increased competitive pressure, commoditization of products, and sophistication of customer purchasing practices.

Our team of Periscope people and generalist consultants from the UK, Germany, US, Belgium, and India addressed those challenges by quickly diagnosing their pricing situation, and identifying tangible opportunities to increase margin. The recommendations we provided were predicted to yield 8 million Euros in EBIT yearly, and the country managers committed to start capturing these savings from day one.

Advice for recruits
If you like tackling challenging and interesting projects and working with great people around the world, New Ventures is a great place to be.

Outside of work
I’m passionate about art, fashion, and museums (I have the card that gives me free access to 358 museums in the Netherlands). I like practicing sports (tennis, running, paddle), discovering new places, and spending time with my friends.

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About Bélen 
Based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Bélen is a solution delivery consultant with Periscope by McKinsey, one of firm's New Ventures startups. Prior to McKinsey, she was an IT project manager at Accenture, a startup founder, and a tech consultant. She has an MBA from ICADE, a systems engineering degree from the University of Technology of Compiègne, and a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Zaragoza.

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