Paulo Simões 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 also conducted pan-European searches and participated extensively on management appraisals & talent development projects around the world. More recently, he has worked in Portuguese speaking African countries.

Specialties: Egon Zehnder is focused on high level Executive Search and Talent Management (via appraisals, professional development and other tools).

Based in Lisbon, Paulo Simões is focused on recruitment, evaluation and development of executives from various functional and industry sources, including technology, telecommunications, private equity, services, tourism, banking & insurance, consumer, utilities and industry. Paulo Simões advises on executive talent management to local businesses, family and multinational in Portugal, the Portuguese-speaking countries, and around the world. Over the years, he has provided professional development feedback to executives and leadership teams with a permanent focus on personal fulfillment and happiness. Paulo Simões is an active member of the practices of Technology & Communications, Leadership Strategy and Private Equity Egon Zehnder.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Paulo Simões was a member of the Executive of Commission, Cofina Group entity that invested in Internet companies and high-tech. Earlier in his career, Paulo Simões had a brief involvement in politics at national and European level. Then he joined McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst, based in Lisbon, working primarily with clients in the financial sector. After his MBA, Paulo Simões joined (the new height) Lisbon office A.T. Kearney as an Associate and was later promoted to Manager, leading a variety of management consulting projects during the process of liberalization of the telecommunications market in Portugal and Spain.

Paulo Simões has a Masters and a Bachelor in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney. It is a frequent speaker on career management issues, leading the discipline of "Professional Development" one of the most prestigious Portuguese schools MBA.