A perk of consulting is that any odd skill you may have in your repertoire will at some point probably prove useful in your daily work. For QVARTZ consultant Emma Elofsson, a background in industrial design turned out to be a major advantage on a project for SAS: “I’ve studied Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. A few months after joining QVARTZ, I got the opportunity to work closely together with our Open Garden partner DesignIt, which is a high-end strategic design consultancy, on a project where we designed SAS’ new loyalty programme EuroBonus 3.0.
The project was super exciting, and I could really benefit from my previous background by easily understanding both the design and the business perspective.” Being constantly challenged, keeping a high pace and working with driven and inspiring people is what drew Emma to management consulting in 2015. But this was just part of the equation: “To me, it’s vital to work with people that I like and have fun with. I found all this in QVARTZ – the people are just brilliant and super fun to be around – on and off projects”. In addition to her background in industrial design engineering, Emma has been running a school project in the middle of the Democratic Republic of Congo, played handball in the highest league in Sweden and biked across the South Island of New Zeeland. For the past seven years, she’s also been an instructor at a gym in Stockholm every Friday morning. We’re excited to see when and where Emma unfolds the next skill from her versatile repertoire.