Francisco Simão

Executive Director

 Date of birth October 4th 1982, Portugal
 Date of 1st appointment 20 april 2017
Term of office 2017 / 2019


  • 2008: MBA, INSEAD
  • 2005: Degree in Economics, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Management and supervisory functions held internally

  • 2018-…: Member of the Board of Directors of CTT Contacto, S.A.
  • 2017-…: Member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of CTT
  • 2017-…: Member of the Board of Directors of CTT Expresso – Serviços Postais e Logística, S.A.

Other internal functions held


Professional Experience

  • As an executive member on the Board of Directors of CTT he is responsible for the business area Mail that comprises the Mail Product Marketing. He is also responsible for the areas Digital & Innovation, e-Commerce, Operations and Corporate Marketing.
  • He started his career in 2005 at Mckinsey & Company – from analyst to project leader roles - where he was advisor to several business, operational and commercial transformation projects in various industries, namely banking, telecommunications, logistics, retail and healthcare.
  • Before joining CTT, he held senior management positions in listed and large Portuguese companies, including: Cimpor (a cement group then active in 12 countries and one of the 5 largest companies in Euronext Lisbon, where he was Chief of Staff to the CEO); REN (Portuguese electricity and natural gas transmission operator, where he became Head of Business Development after the 2nd privatisation stage and the kick-off of its strategic project with global partners in the sector); and SIBS (the Portuguese main payment solutions company with a relevant portfolio mainly focused in cards business processing, digital platforms, and payment infrastructures, where he was Head of Strategy, Management Control and Communication, and CEO of SIBS Pagamentos).
  • He joined CTT in 2014 being responsible for the Group Strategy and Development department covering 4 layers: Group strategy and portfolio management, supporting executive decisions in a perspective of sustainable value creation; framing and launching organic business initiatives together with CTT 4 business units and in close relationship with the several areas of CTT focused on efficiency measures and innovative solutions, mainly in terms of Marketing, Operations and Information Systems; M&A leadership from an end-to-end perspective envisaging to capture inorganic growth opportunities; and innovation management both exploratory and incremental.

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

  • 2016 - …: Non-Executive Board Member of Almonda, S.A.
  • 2018-2019: Member of the Board of Directors of Transporta – Transportes Porta a Porta, S.A.
  • 2018-2018: Member of the Board of Directors of Mailtec Comunicação, S.A.
  • 2015-2018: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Escrita Inteligente, S.A. (digital start-up acquired by CTT)
  • 2013 – 2014: Member of the Board of Directors and CEO of SIBS Pagamentos, S.A.

Other external functions held