As a former field hockey player, I always aimed for the highest performance and to get the most out of each moment and situation. After two years of playing field hockey abroad and travelling different places, I did a master’s degree in International Business. Then I started working at a start-up but after a year I realized that I was looking for a more corporate work environment. Most important drivers were to work in a team, to have international opportunities, to have a steep learning curve and to have a high performing and dynamic environment, which I found at BearingPoint.

BearingPoint is a big consultancy firm in Europe but has a relatively small office in the Netherlands with the aim to grow. Everyone knows each other personally and there are a lot of opportunities to develop yourself in a broad range of projects and areas. Here you will find a corporate and professional environment with impactful projects.

My first project was a big implementation project, where I learned about all aspects required to run these kinds of projects. After six months I started a new project in the automotive industry. The question was to set up a target operating model for self-driving cars, helping the client to create a transformation roadmap and gain insight into the investment required. With extensive research, several workshops, a detailed assessment, and discussions with the business, we were able to set up the intended business model. A very innovative and dynamic project with a global reach.

I really enjoy being a consultant and working for BearingPoint. It’s a great place to develop myself professionally and there is a personal approach and appreciation for your work. You get a lot of responsibility from the start and an entrepreneurial mindset is encouraged, which gives everyone a lot of opportunities and freedom. On top of that, there are a lot of social initiatives such as team activities, sporting events and drinks.

Do you have questions or comments about working at BearingPoint or my personal experiences? Please feel free to contact me by email (Sierou.Frankema@bearingpoint.com) or by sending me a message (+31618682155).