In this edition of One ethos, One culture, Guillem Torras shares his experience driving Metyis’ success in Spain, where the firm has rapidly scaled and received acclaim for its work.
Meet Guillem, our Strategy & Execution Associate in Barcelona
What would you like to share about yourself?
My name is Guillem. I’m 28 years old and I’m from Barcelona.
I studied at Pompeu Fabra University, graduating in Law in 2016 after completing the final year at Newcastle University (UK). I hold an LLM from Pompeu Fabra University and an MSc in Human Resources from EADA Business School.
I am passionate about people, leadership and purpose. I am fulfilled by learning about individuals’ interests and empowering them to achieve their goals.
My hobbies include sports like basketball, skiing and cycling, and I greatly enjoy eating delicious food and travelling. I savour immersing myself in new cultures by meeting different people and discovering their traditions and gastronomy. I also love reading and classic cinema. My favourite book is Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl. My favourite film is Some Like it Hot, By Billy Wilder.
When did you join and what made you want to be a part of the team?
I began my career at Metyis at the end of 2018 when the firm had only been operating in Spain for a year. Undoubtedly what attracted me the most was the challenging projects and being able to work in a high performing environment consisting of top professionals and strong leaders with thrilling ideas and the ambition to create a pioneering firm.
I was very impressed by the environment. From the first day, you feel that you are part of a big community and that you are not just a number. Also, you have a lot of exposure both with clients and senior partners, which is a great opportunity if you are a curious and challenge-oriented person with a thirst for knowledge and a desire for fast development.
After four years in the firm and seeing things from this seasoned perspective, I can say that joining Metyis was the best decision I’ve made. I joined Metyis when we were less than 20 employees in Spain and currently, we have 100+ colleagues here! I’ve witnessed the exciting openings of new offices in London, Munich, Zurich, Lisbon, Porto, and Istanbul.
What do you find most fulfilling about your position and working at Metyis?
Metyis has inspirational leadership and provides team members with the opportunity to develop themselves as strategy consultants by making great contributions to ambitious projects with prolific clients.
At the same time, it’s enriching to grow along with the firm. I can proudly say that we are strategy consultants and, simultaneously, firm builders.
Finally, the “people first” culture really makes development and growth sustainable. The firm is driven by leaders who are close, approachable, transparent and trusting of the team. A lot of guidance and exposure are provided, which accelerates the team’s professional growth.
What do you think about the Metyis team?
Metyis’ team is incredibly special. First of all, I feel psychologically secure here, illustrated by my comfort and confidence when asking questions, owning mistakes, exploring ideas, or challenging the senior team members' opinions.
Secondly, I can count on each of my colleagues, knowing that they would make an effort for me if I’m struggling for some reason. That’s one of the key components of producing high-quality work and deliverables.
Thirdly, I have a very clear role in projects and my career path, as well as how can I contribute to Metyis by involving myself in internal projects. I am guided and supported by my senior leaders, and I feel my contribution matters.
And finally, the working environment is truly amazing: jokes, laughs, coffees, lunches, beers, dinners, parties, ski trips, big company events, etc. We work hard but we also have fun!
What are the special ingredients that generate success at Metyis?
I strongly believe that the key to success at Metyis is in being someone with a huge passion for challenges and who has the desire of realising impact, not only for the client but also for colleagues and Metyis itself.
We look for curious, proactive, committed people, who are prepared to go the extra mile and put themselves beyond their comfort zone. Of course, being an extraordinary team player is a must.
One of the decisive factors of success at Metyis is in seizing opportunities and exposure, both with clients and with senior leaders. This allows you to learn and develop yourself very quickly.
What would you tell someone who’s considering applying to Metyis?
Metyis is one of the best places to boost your professional career. You'll be surrounded by professionals who will take care of you and make sure you’re challenged so you can achieve peak performance.
At the same time, you need to be the protagonist of your own career narrative and be aware that you have to be the first one to make things happen. If you want to work hard but also have fun, this is your place.