Céline Abecassis-Moedas

Non-Executive Director

Date of Birth
June 1st, 1971, France
Date of 1st appointment
August 4th, 2016
Term of office
2017 / 2019


  • 1999: Ph.D. in Management Studies, École Polytechnique, Paris
  • 1996: MSc in Scientific Methods of Management, Dauphine Université, Paris
  • 1994: BA in Management and Economics, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan and La Sorbonne

Management and supervisory functions held internally

  • 2017 - …: Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of CTT (coopted in 2016, reelected for the term of office 2017-2019)

Other internal functions held

  • 2017 - …: Member of the Corporate Governance, Evaluation and Nominating Committee of CTT

Professional experience

Her first-class academic activities in strategy and innovation and her non-executive positions in listed companies are her main occupation.

She has over 15 years’ experience working with corporations as a consultant, teaching executive education and sitting at corporate boards. She is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at CATÓLICA-LISBON School of Business and Economics and an Affiliate Professor at ESCP Europe. Her research has been published in top international journals. She was an International Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management and an Assistant Professor at Queen Mary – University of London. She worked as a Management Consultant at AT Kearny in London from 2000 to 2002 and E-Business Product Manager at Lectra in New York. She started her career at France Telecom Research Lab.

More recently she has been performing Lead Independent Director and other non-executive roles in large and listed companies, taking part of specialized board committees.

Management and supervisory functions held in other companies (last 5 years)

  • 2016 - …: Non-Executive Director of José de Mello Saúde, S.A.
  • 2015-2019: Member of the Audit Committee of Europac (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A.)
  • 2015-2019: Lead Independent Director and Chairwoman of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of Europac (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A.)
  • 2012–2019: Non-Executive Director of Europac (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A.)

Other external functions held

  • 2019 - …: Dean for Executive Education at the Dean’s Office of CATÓLICA-LISBON School of Business and Economics
  • 2018 - …: Member of the Consultive Council of COTEC Portugal - Associação Empresarial para a Inovação
  • 2017 - …: Chairwoman of the Innovation Strategic Board of VdA - Vieira de Almeida & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL