My name is Paulo Morgado. I have been the Chief Executive Officer at Capgemini Spain between 2014 and 2018, and was previously the CEO at Capgemini Portugal for ten years. My career began as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and as an expert in the Corporate Finance department of Banco Finantia. Aged 32, I was appointed CEO at Vidago, Melgaço & Pedras Salgadas, a company listed on the Stock Exchange.
I have always maintained links with the academic world. I hold a degree in Management from Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, a master’s degree in Finance from Université Catholique de Louvain, and a degree in Law from Universidade Lusíada, where I came first in class for the last two programmes. In 2011, I attained a master’s degree in Language Philosophy from Universidade Católica de Lisboa, with summa cum laude honours.
In 2017, I attained a doctor’s degree in Business Administration (DBA) from Nottingham Trent University. My research focused on the importance of action in strategy.
My studies on Business Administration, Leadership and Management Science are a of personal purpose; I love to share my knowledge and, thus, teach at prestigious business schools such as IE Business School, and Porto Business School.
I have written about several of my expert subjects (strategy, management, leadership, turnarounds, M&A, negotiation, sales, etc.) and have published eight books on negotiation, argumentation, financial crime prevention and, more recently, on humour in management, the logic of language, and management.
I love sharing points of view and learning from others, especially on strategy and digital challenges, and so, with that aim in mind, I frequently meet other CEOs of large Spanish companies to talk. From these encounters, some very interesting interviews emerge, that, perhaps, only a CEO can have with another CEO, and which are published in the prestigious magazine APD (Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección) and in TDN (Tendencias de Negocios). My company, Capgemini, then publishes them on the company’s website.
I am happily married, have four children, like sports cars and motorbikes, and hope that, via this website, we can share some of these hobbies and much more on various topics of great interest for the future of companies and of the economy.
Firmly convinced that strategy is in action and of the role of intuition in strategy, he researched on this topic in depth in his doctoral thesis (completed in 2017).
Executive with a public notoriety, Paulo Morgado has frequently appeared, for over 15 years, in the press and on TV to talk about management, strategy and business.
Author of several articles and of eight published books on management, strategy, anti-corruption, humour, negotiation, and language philosophy, among other topics.