“OC&C appealed to me because the firm is young and fast-growing.”
After my studies I became a management trainee at a telecommunication company in Hong Kong, but gravitated to strategy consulting in search of something less routine and formalised, and more intellectually challenging. OC&C appealed to me because the firm is young and fast-growing, which of course means loads of opportunities and the people are all so enthusiastic.
Working on an expansion strategy project for a beverage company in Indonesia where we didn't even speak the language was pretty challenging! It let me learn the foundation work of doing market sizing/competitive analysis, customer home visits in cities throughout the country to understand customer preference, visiting warehouses/distribution centres to understand the supply chain operation, and traversing a forest in search of a spring suitable for production.
OC&C is truly internationalised, and your team is never limited to your own office colleagues. I have enjoyed working with colleagues from other offices through the ambassador program, and learning about the different working approaches, cultural values and management styles.