Paulo David Pinto Simões
Paulo Simoes is a Partner of Egon Zehnder International, a member of its Technology & Communications Practice Group in Lisbon, Portugal, and a core member of the Leadership Strategy Services Practice. He has been serving local and multinational clients in Portugal on a variety of assignments, in the sectors of technology, telecoms, media, consulting, tourism, financial services, consumer, utilities and industry. Additionally, he has conducted pan-European searches and participated extensively on management appraisals around the world.
In terms of previous experience, after a brief involvement in politics at both national and European level, Paulo Simoes started his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co. in Lisbon, serving clients in the financial sector. On completion of his MBA he joined the (then recent) office of A.T. Kearney in Lisbon as an Associate, later promoted to Manager, leading a variety of management consulting projects during the liberalization of the telecommunications market in Portugal and Spain. He was then invited to set up Cofina.com, becoming an Executive Board member of this sub-holding, which invested in 18 Internet and high tech ventures.
Paulo Simoes has a Degree and a Master in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from IST – Technical University of Lisbon, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney.