Louise grew up in Germany and the Netherlands, then continued her studies throughout Germany, Chile, Spain and Denmark. When it came to embracing different cultures, she enjoyed meeting new people and forming connections most.
As a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, Louise saw many industries facing different operational and strategic challenges. She focused primarily on industrial goods and digital topics with clients spanning the automotive, logistics, building materials and industrial equipment sectors. She had a high degree of international exposure, with projects throughout Europe and the United States. Prior to this, she gained practical experience at Market Tech UK, working on the digitization of the London based Camden Market. She also worked at kirondo.de, a re-commerce startup, where she helped set up marketing operations.
One of Louise's projects at BCG was the development of a growth strategy for a European micro mobility player, which entailed new verticals and international expansion. She further brings experience in drafting plans for organizational restructuring and operational improvement for young companies. One other example is her work together with BCG Digital Ventures and the German Startup association to improve the regulatory environment for ESOPs in Germany.
Louise's early experience with digitally-enabled business models has shaped her strong interest in tech and entrepreneurship. Having worked with various companies, she sees entrepreneurship as a catalyst to innovation and as a possibility to rewrite the rules.
Outside of work, Louise is a passionate podcast fan. She also attempts to master different sports with varying degrees of success.
I STRIVE TO MAKE A MARK ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HELP FOUNDERS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS TO REALISE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
IT IS THAT PUSH FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY THAT MOTIVATES ME.
__ Louise Meyer-Schönherr