Maria Luísa Coutinho Ferreira Leite de Castro Anacoreta Correia

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors and Chairwoman of the Audit Committee of CTT - Correios de Portugal, S.A. (CTT) (Independent)

Date of birth and nationality 14 December 1967, born in Portugal
Date of 1st appointment at CTT 20 April 2017
Term of office 2023 / 2025

Academic qualifications

  • 2009: PhD in Management, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • 2002: Statutory Auditor, Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas (OROC)
  • 1999: Master in Economics, Universidade do Porto
  • 1991: Degree in Management, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)

Management and supervisory positions held internally

  • 2017 - …: Non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of CTT
  • 2017 - …: Chairwoman of the Audit Committee of CTT

Other internal positions held

  • 2017 - 2019: Member of the Committee for the Monitoring of the Implementation of the Operational Transformation Plan of CTT

Professional experience

Her top-level academic activity and functions in supervisory bodies of large, listed companies are her main occupation. She was elected in April 2017 as Chair of the Audit Committee of CTT, having been re-elected for the term of office 2020-2022.

She has over 25 years of academic experience, being a Professor at the UCP (since 1993) in the areas of Accounting and Tax. Between 2010 and 2017, she was Director of Msc in Audit and Tax of the Faculdade de Economia e Gestão of the UCP and Scientific Coordinator of the Católica Porto Business School of the UCP. She was also a Deputy Director of the Presidency of Centro Regional do Porto of the UCP for management and entrepreneurship.

Being a Statutory Auditor for more than 15 years, she became Chairwoman of the Fiscal Board of Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas (Statutory Auditors Bar (OROC)) in 2012 and became a member of the Management Board in November 2017. She was the representative of OROC in the Comissão de Normalização Contabilística (Commission of Accounting Standards). Since 2008 she is a member of the management and supervisory bodies of large listed and non-listed companies in Portugal, having been Chairwoman of the Fiscal Board of Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, EPE from 2017 to 2021. In August 2021 she was elected as non-executive Member of the Board of Directors and as Member of the Audit Committee of Banco Português de Fomento, S.A.

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

  • 2022 - ...: Non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of Sierra IG – Gestão de Fundos, SGOIC, S.A.
  • 2021 - …: Non-executive Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee of Banco Português de Fomento, S.A.
  • 2021 - ...: Member of the Board of Associação de Promoção e Defesa da Vida e Família - Vida Norte
  • 2016 - …: Chairwoman of the Fiscal Board of Sogrape, SGPS, S.A.
  • 2008 - ...: Non-executive Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee of Impresa, SGPS, S.A.
  • 2016 - 2023: Non-executive Member of the Board of Directors of SierraGest – Gestão de Fundos, SGOIC, S.A (formerly SFS – Gestão de Fundos, SGOIC, S.A. and Sonaegest - Sociedade Gestora de Fundos de Investimento, S.A.)
  • 2017 - 2021:Chairwoman of the Fiscal Board of Centro Hospitalar Universitário de S.João, EPE
  • 2012 - 2018: Chairwoman of the Fiscal Board of Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas and its representative in the Fédération des Experts-Comptables Européens

Other external positions held (last 5 years)

  • 2021 - …: Invited Member of the Executive Committee of Comissão de Normalização Contabilística (Commission of Accounting Standards)
  • 2014 - …: Managing Partner of Novais, Anacoreta & Associado, SROC
  • 2011 - …: Member of the Scientific Council of Associação Fiscal Portuguesa
  • 2011 - …:Tax Arbitrator at  CAAD (Portuguese Administrative Arbitration Centre)
  • 2009- …: Assistant Professor at Católica Porto Business School
  • 2017-Feb. 2021: Member of the General Council and of the Executive Committee of Comissão de Normalização Contabilística (Commission of Accounting Standards), representing Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas (Portuguese Statutory Auditors Bar)
  • 2018-2020: Member of the Management Board of Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas (Portuguese Statutory Auditors Bar) and its representative in the Accountancy Europe