Cristina De Simone



Associate, Italy

Cristina is an Associate, based in the Rome Office. She pursued the MSc in Business & Management at Luiss University in Rome. She attended the Erasmus Program in BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo. During the last semester of her Master’s, she completed an internship at Strategy& Rome and entered the company as an Associate upon completion of her studies in September 2021.

Cristina is passionate about traveling in wild places and discovering unknown restaurants, which she reviews and posts in a blog. She loves to practice sports such as skiing in the North of Italy and swimming, let it be in the pool or in the see and to stay fit thanks to an integration of gym and a healthy lifestyle.

What attracted you to Strategy&? 

What attracted me to Strategy& was the steep learning curve that the company provides thanks to a variety of strategy-based projects and the skilled professionals you closely work with. 

Moreover, I was attracted by the high growth of the company and the possibility to travel thanks to a global PwC network which shows interconnections between the offices. Indeed, being part of a Global environment of professionals can enrich you with a priceless baggage.

What is the most stimulating part of your job?

Working as a strategy consultant puts you in a state of constant challenge and encourages you to always do the best in order to fully satisfy the client.

As I love to say, strategy consulting is like “to see the sea from the hill, rather than from the beach”. That is a metaphor to outline the fact that you have the opportunity to constantly grow in a positive and competitive landscape thanks to the people you interact with which inspire you to be curious and thanks to the “view from the top” which give you the sense and the importance of your daily task.

What stimulates me the most is the chance to work in a multitude of projects and industries that on the one hand can give you a broad perspective of the objectives and challenges of the sectors and on the other hand, can give you highly specific and technical knowledge. Indeed, I’m a person that loves challenges and discover new topics and way to solve problems. 

Moreover, is very exciting to work directly with executive senior people and to have immediately high responsibilities. I enjoy working in different teams and I want to have a positive impact on clients, businesses and society at large.

What do you value most about Strategy&?

In Strategy& Italy people care about people. Since the company is in fast grow, everyone in the company has the power to make impact, sharing its point of view and generate new business practices. The working environment is very stimulating, dynamic and youthful and the team-based approach allow you to develop professional and personal relationships.

The high sense of responsibility and perfection are another aspect that I consider fundamental in S&, which give you a strong motivation every day.

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