Paulo Simoes, based in Lisbon, focuses on recruiting, assessing, and developing senior executives across a broad range of functional backgrounds and sectors, including technology, telecoms, private equity, professional services, tourism, financial services, consumer, utilities, and industry. Paulo consults in executive talent management with local, family-owned, and multinational companies in Portugal, in Portuguese speaking countries, and across the globe. Over the years, he has provided developmental feedback to executives and leadership teams with a constant focus on their personal fulfillment and happiness. Paulo is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development, Technology and Communications, and Private Equity Practices.More
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Paulo was an Executive Board member of Cofina.com, which invested in Internet and high tech ventures. Early in his career, Paulo was briefly involved in politics at the national and European level. He then joined McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst, based in Lisbon, working with clients in the financial sector. Paulo later joined the Lisbon office of A.T. Kearney as an Associate and was subsequently promoted to Manager, leading a variety of consulting projects during the liberalization of the telecommunications market in Portugal and Spain.
Paulo earned a Master and Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from IST – Technical University of Lisbon, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, in Sydney. A frequent speaker on career management issues, Paulo guides the subject of "Professional Development" in one of the leading MBA schools in Portugal.