Class Of ’17: Meet Bain & Co’s Newest MBA Hires

After earning her MBA from INSEAD, Mengyi Wu
is working for Bain in Singapore

Mengyi Wu

Bain Singapore

Hometown: Beijing, China 


Undergraduate school, major: Imperial College London, Civil Engineering

Focus of current case: Developing a “smart city” strategy

Why did you choose to work at Bain?

People at Bain are extraordinarily talented, yet very humble. I was drawn to the challenges each new case brings and the opportunity to form new relationships with the case teams and clients.

What lesson from business school best prepared you for your career at Bain?

Prioritization! Bain consultants must do this superbly well with their own projects on a daily basis so they can help their clients to do the same. 

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned so far at Bain?

Simplifying and framing complex problems. Our work brings to life the phrase, “a problem well framed is half solved” every day.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to work for Bain?

Bain has an amazing support system and everyone is looking to set you up for success. Embrace the idea that “feedback is a gift” and let go of the fear of not being the best all the time. Leverage the feedback you receive to develop yourself professionally and personally. 

What do you want your career to look like in 10 years?

I want to be in a role that allows me to be continuously learning and be intellectually challenged…so perhaps I’ll still be at Bain.

My greatest personal or professional accomplishment is… getting qualified as a chartered engineer (though running a half-marathon in under 2 hours is a close second)

A fun fact about me people would be surprised to know is…I climbed the greasy pole at La Tomatina (tomato throwing festival in Spain).