Pedro Simoes

Strategy & M&A Advisor

Odivelas, Portugal


Advisor with strong experience in Commercial Due Diligence work, having led the practice for EY-Parthenon in the Lisbon office, and as a team Leader in Bain's Madrid office. Global Corporate Strategist, having worked for a Fortune 100 global company in the US with projects in all sorts of geographies (US, EU, Brazil, Australia, Russia, China, India, South Africa, Angola, ...) Expertise in Industrial Goods, Agri-Food, Financial Services, Energy and Tourism.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 12 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Auto Parts and Equipment Capital Goods Diversified Banks Food, Beverage and Tobacco Gas Utilities Gemstones National and State Commercial Banks Transportation Infrastructure Water Utilities


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English

Work Experience


Corporate Strategy & M&A Advisor



- Now

Focus on commercial due diligence, market entry and corporate strategy work for private equity funds, consulting firms, corporates and scale-ups.





- 01/03/2021

#1 hired strategy employee, launched the Strategy Practice that became EY-Parthenon in July 2019. Head of Commercial Due Dilligence and Corporate Strategy work Agri-Food segment Leader Hands-on approach to projects

EY Strategy

Strategy Co-Leader



- 01/06/2019

#1 hired employee of the EY Advisory Strategy Consulting Practice in Portugal (Senior Manager). Launched strategy practice & merged into EY-Parthenon in July 2019. Leading Commercial Due Dilligence and Corporate Strategy work

Bain & Company

Case Team Leader



- 01/01/2017

Leading teams in strategy, innovation, digital and strategic due dilligence projects in the Consumer Products and Financial Services industries.

Cummins Inc.

Corporate Strategy Manager



- 01/02/2016

Key responsibilities: Manage multi-functional project teams in developing recommendations for key strategic business issues and major growth initiatives; support yearly strategic planning process; Experience working with US, UK, Brazil, Mexico, India, China, South Africa and Australia teams. Sample projects: • Supported the President and functional leaders of the Components Segment in the yearly strategy review process; revised strategy and ensured connection with existing financial targets • Coordinated a multi-functional team across geographies to assess a $600M opportunity in Power Generation; presented financial and organization implications and ensured buy-in across three BUs • Assessed Telematics potential for new customer value propositions and defined implementation plan • Performed a market assessment for a potential new regional business worth $300M of revenue; persuaded the local strategy team and recommended roll out implementation plan (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Banco BPI

Corporate Marketing Associate



- 01/07/2011

• Responsible for the Corporate Banking marketing research and market analysis in 2008; key findings were critical to redefine the strategy in 2009 and onwards. • Coordinated three departments in redesigning the “risk assessment service”, doubling productivity • Managed the mid-sized companies loyalty program, increasing “main bank” status from 33% to 42% • Implemented 4-6 sales campaigns per year, consistently beating the competition in time to market by faster execution – achieved growth over 30% in key products

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

Strategy Consultant



- 01/01/2007

• Presented the diversification strategy for an European Postal company; consequently led the company’s team in implementing a new Businesses Unit; € 50 MM revenue achieved in the first year • Developed the strategic plan for a Water supply company, focusing on growth; led two multifunctional teams kick-off effort to operationalize key initiatives (diversification and cost reduction) • Led the team developing the 2007-15 Tourism industry strategic plan for the Portuguese government • Performed the assessment of a € 400 MM cross border acquisition target for a Iberian retail oil player • Executed a strategic due diligence on the water industry, identifying € 500 MM in acquisition targets • Designed the organizational structure and the expatriate HR policies for a Construction company • Advised the executive team of a food manufacturer on the strategic plan; market share increased 15%


University of Virginia - Darden Graduate School of Business Administration



- 01/02/2013

Universidade Católica Portuguesa



- 01/02/2004

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