Céline Abecassis-Moedas is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, of the Université Paris Dauphine (with a Masters in Scientific Management Methods) and holds a PhD in Management Science from Ecole Polytechnique. She began her career in research at France Télécom R&D before joining Lectra as E-Business Product Manager in 1999. She then worked at AT Kearney as a consultant in 2000-2002.
From 2002 to 2005, she was an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Queen Mary University of London, and then joined Católica-Lisbon as Assistant Professor in Strategic and Innovation Management. While at Catolica-Lisbon she held the position of Director of the Masters Program, taught and developed executive education programs before becoming Dean for Executive Education in 2019. Céline Abecassis-Moedas was an International Faculty Fellow at MIT in 2011-2012 and published various research articles in prestigious journals on the role of innovation and design in creative industries (including fashion). From 2014 to 2020, Céline Abecassis-Moedas was Affiliate Professor at ESCP and co-scientific director of the Lectra-ESCP Chair's "Fashion and Technology".
From 2012 to 2019 Céline Abecassis-Moedas was an Independent Director at Europac (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, SA) and Lead Independent Director from 2015 to 2019. From 2016 to 2020 she was an Independent Director at CTT (CTT Correios de Portugal, S.A.). She is an Independent Director at CUF SA (since 2016) and at Vista Alegre Atlantis (since 2020). Céline Abecassis-Moedas is IDP-C certified in Corporate Governance from INSEAD (2017).